Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Canariphantes  Wunderlich, 1992   7 species

Canariphantes tenerrimus  (Simon, 1929)


Prosoma and legs yellow-brown, sternum darker. Opisthosoma light grey, posterior part with indistinct brown spots.

Body length male: 1.10-1.66 mm

Posterior median eyes surrounded by black rings, forming a short tip posteriorly. Legs light yellow, metatarsi, tarsi and often apical part of tibiae yellow-brown. Opisthosoma black.

Body length female: 1.92-2.02 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Portugal, Spain, France, Greece, Cyprus, Algeria, Morocco
Distribution List
Algeria   ( no references ) ||| Cyprus   ( no references ) ||| France   ( no references ) ||| Greece   ( no references ) ||| Morocco   ( no references ) ||| Portugal   ( no references ) ||| Spain   ( no references ) |||

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Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

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

Fage L (1931) Araneae, 5e série, précédée d'un essai sur l'évolution souterraine et son déterminisme. In Biospeologica, LV. Archives de Zoologie Expérimentale et Générale 71: 91-291 pdf

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

Tanasevitch A V (2011a) On linyphiid spiders from the eastern and central Mediterranean kept at the Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 118: 49-91 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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20-08-2015 Distribution update Detail