Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Canariphantes  Wunderlich, 1992   9 species

Canariphantes ritae  (Bosmans, 1985)


Prosoma pale yellow, eyes surrounded with black. Prosoma length: 0.64 mm. Chelicerae pale yellow, promargin with 3 teeth, retromargin with 5 smaller teeth. Sternum grey-brownish. Legs pale yellow. Opisthosoma dark grey, dorsum with some lighter spots in posterior half.

Body length male: 1.36 mm

Prosoma length: 0.68 mm. Colouration as in males, except spots on dorsum of opisthosoma more distinct.

Body length female: 1.7 mm
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Algeria   (Bosmans, 2006b; Benhacene et al., 2023) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, 2006b) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019; Bosmans & Jocqué, 1993) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, 2006b) |||

Benhacene R, Adjami A, Hadjeb A, Kermiche K, Ouakid M L (2023) Bibliographic checklist of the Algerian spider fauna (Araneae). Zootaxa 5352: 301-357 pdf

Bosmans R (1985a) Les genres Troglohyphantes Joseph et Lepthyphantes Menge en Afrique du Nord (Araneae, Linyphiidae): Etudes sur les Linyphiidae nord-africaines, III. Revue Arachnologique 6: 135-178 pdf

Bosmans R (2006b) Contribution to the knowledge of the Linyphiidae of the Maghreb. Part X. New data on Lepthyphantes Menge (sensu lato) species (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Belgian Journal of Zoology 136: 173-191 pdf

Bosmans R, Jocqué R (1993) Five Linyphiidae new to Europe, with description of Pelecopsis pooti sp. n. (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Belgian Journal of Zoology 123: 129-134 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Breitling R (2020) South European spiders from the Duffey collection in the Manchester Museum (Arachnida: Araneae). Arachnology 18: 333-362 pdf

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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