Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Gonatium  Menge, 1868   12 species

Gonatium occidentale  Simon, 1918

Description
Male

Prosoma orange-brown, with darker markings and margins. Raised anteriorly, with short sulci behind the lateral eyes. Opisthosoma black. Sternum orange-brown. Legs orange-brown, with tarsi rather paler. Palp: tibial apophyses and the lateral apophyses crossing each other, while the basal, wart-bearing apophysis is not rounded.

Prosoma length: 1.2 mm.

Body length male: 2.2 mm
Female

Colouration as in male. Epigyne: genital openings wide and
approximately circular in shape.

Prosoma length: 1.0 mm.

Body length female: 2.35 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): France, Spain, Algeria, Morocco. Israel
Figures
References

Bosmans R (2007) Contribution to the knowledge of the Linyphiidae of the Maghreb. Part XII. Miscellaneous erigonine genera and additional records (Araneae: Linyphiidae: Erigoninae). Bull Annls Soc r belge Ent 143: 117-163

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

Millidge A F (1981) A revision of the genus Gonatium (Araneae, Linyphiidae). Bull Br Arachnol Soc 5: 253-277

World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog, version 19.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (15.07.2018) doi: 10.24436/2

Updates
11-07-2016 Datasheet update Old value
17-12-2013 Image insert