Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Canariphantes  Wunderlich, 1992   8 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
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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, unpubl.) |||

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, 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

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

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

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

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

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

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