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 2020): Spain, France (incl. Corsica), Italy (incl. Sardinia), Albania, Greece
Distribution List
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). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] 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

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

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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