Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Trachyzelotes  Lohmander, 1944   17 species

Trachyzelotes bardiae  (Caporiacco, 1928)


Retrolateral loop of embolar base occupying about half of bulb length. Epigyne with long median ridge, extending past anterior margin of spermathecae. Spermathecal ducts very long

Body length male: 4.9-7.7 mm
Body length female: 5.9-10.0 mm
Additional information

on the margin of a stony field (Chios, Greece)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Mediterranean
Distribution List
Algeria   ( Bosmans, unpubl.; ) ||| Greece   ( no references ) ||| Italy / Sicily   ( Pantini & Isaia, 2019; ) ||| Libya   ( Bosmans, unpubl.; ) ||| Morocco   ( Bosmans, unpubl.; ) ||| Portugal   ( no references ) ||| Spain   ( no references ) |||

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online Catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other Arachnid Orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Platnick N I, Murphy J A (1984) A revision of the spider genera Trachyzelotes and Urozelotes (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). American Museum Novitates 2792: 1-30

Russell-Smith A, Allison R, Askins M, Blumsom W, Snazell R, Spilling C (2011) A provisional checklist and gazetteer of the spiders of Chios, Greece (Arachnida: Araneae). Bull Br Arachnol Soc 15: 133-167

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2