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Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Gonatium  Menge, 1868   12 species

Gonatium orientale  Fage, 1931

Description
Male

Resembles G. rubellum and G. geniculosum. Prosoma orange-brown, with darker markings and margins. Raised anteriorly in the male, with short sulci behind the lateral eyes. Opisthosoma grey-pink. Sternum red-brown. Legs orange. Palp: tibial basal lateral apophysis long and curved distally.

Prosoma length: 1.4 mm.

Body length male: 2.9 mm
Female

Resembles G. rubellum and G. geniculosum. Colouration as in males. Epigyne: genital openings near to the spermathecae and anterior septum narrow.

Prosoma length: 1.3-1.6 mm.

Body length female: 3-3.7 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Romania, Bulgaria
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References

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018)

Deltshev C (1985a) A contribution to the study of the family Erigonidae (Araneae) from Pirin Mountain, Bulgaria, with a description of a new species (Metopobactrus orbelicus sp. n.). Bull Br arachnol Soc 6: 359-366

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

Hirna A, Gnelitsa V, Zhukovets E (2016) A checklist of the spiders (Araneae) of the Chornohora Mountain massif (Ukrainian Carpathians). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 51: 16-38 pdf

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
04-03-2016 Distribution update Old value