Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Gonatium  Menge, 1868   13 species

Gonatium orientale  Fage, 1931


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

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
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Romania, Bulgaria
Distribution List
Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Montenegro   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Serbia   (no references) ||| Ukraine   (no 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 (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

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.). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 6: 359-366 pdf

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

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

11-07-2016 Datasheet update Detail
04-03-2016 Distribution update Detail