Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Oedothorax  Bertkau, 1883   10 species

Oedothorax paludigena  Simon, 1926


Prosoma brown, fovea and striae blackish. Sternum brown suffused with varying amounts of black, broadly truncated posteriorly. Legs brown to orange-brown, patellae and distal part of tibiae and metatarsi paler. Tibia I-II with 2 dorsal spines, tibia III-IV with 1 dorsal spine. TmI at 0.65. Opisthosoma greyish black with paler longitudinal stripe (sometimes absent in males)

Body length male: 1.7-2.5 mm
Body length female: 2.5-3 mm
Additional information

In coastal marshes

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Spain, France (incl. Corsica), Italy (incl. Sardinia), Albania, Greece
 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.

Albania   (Kůrka et al., 2020) ||| France   (Le Peru, 2007) ||| France / Corsica   (Millidge, 1975c; Le Peru, 2007) ||| Greece   (Tanasevitch, 2011a) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019; Bosmans & Colombo, 2015) ||| Spain   (Lozano, 2017; Branco et al., 2019) |||

Bosmans R, Colombo M (2015) New species of spiders from Sardinia (Araneae), with ecological notes on Lipocrea epeiroides (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872) (Araneae: Araneidae). Arachnology 16: 319-332 pdf

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

Kůrka A, Naumova M, Indzhov S, Deltshev C (2020) New faunistic and taxonomic data on the spider fauna of Albania (Arachnida: Araneae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 59: 8-21 pdf

Le Peru B (2007) Catalogue et répartition des araignées de France. Revue Arachnologique 16: 1-468 pdf

Lozano J A (2017) Colección del orden Araneae del Departamento de Biología de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) (España). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 30: 162-164 pdf

Millidge A F (1975c) Some new or little-known erigonid spiders from southern Europe. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 3: 120-125 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Pantini P, Mazzoleni F (2018) I ragni de Calabria (Arachnida Araneae). Rivista del Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali "E. Caffi", Bergamo 31: 11-69 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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