Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Canariphantes  Wunderlich, 1992   9 species

Canariphantes tenerrimus  (Simon, 1929)


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

Body length male: 1.1-1.7 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: 1.9-2.0 mm
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Portugal, Spain, France, Greece, Cyprus, Algeria, Morocco
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) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| France   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, 2006b) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

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 (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, Bouragba N (1992) Trois nouvelles Linyphiidae de l'Atlas Algérien, avec la description du mâle de Lepthyphantes djazairi Bosmans, et la redescription de Lepthyphantes homonymus Denis (Araneae). Bulletin & Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 128: 245-262 pdf

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

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

Fernández-Pérez J, Prieto C E (2023a) Nuevos datos de Araneae (excl. Troglohyphantes) para las cuevas vasco-cantábricas. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 42: 137-158 pdf

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

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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