Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Gonatium  Menge, 1868   13 species

Gonatium ensipotens  (Simon, 1881)

Description
Male

Prosoma orange, prosoma length: 1.1 mm, raised anteriorly in males. Sternum red-brown to orange. Legs yellow to orange. Opisthosoma grey-pink.

Body length male: 2.35 mm
Female

Prosoma length: 1.2 mm. Colouration as in males.

Body length female: 2.7-3 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: Germany: see comment by Blick et al. (2016)
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Portugal, Spain, France, Italy
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) |||
References

Blick T, Finch O-D, Harms K H, Kiechle J, Kielhorn K-H , Kreuels M, Malten A, Martin D, Muster C, Nährig D, Platen R, Rödel I, Scheidler M, Staudt A, Stumpf H, Tolke D (2016) Rote Liste und Gesamtartenliste der Spinnen (Arachnida: Araneae) Deutschlands. 3. Fassung, Stand April 2008, einzelne Änderungen und Nachträge bis August 2015. Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt 70/4: 383-510 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Millidge A F (1981b) A revision of the genus Gonatium (Araneae, Linyphiidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 5: 253-277 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). http://araneae.it. Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

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

Updates
02-03-2015 Distribution update Detail
17-12-2013 Datasheet update Detail