Dictynidae  O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1871 / Chaerea  Simon, 1884   1 species

Chaerea maritimus  Simon, 1884


Pedipalp: cymbium flat, tibial apophysis collar-shaped, embolus semi-circular, long and slender. Prosoma yellow-brown, cephalic part dark brown (yellow-brown in preserved specimens). Prosoma length: 0.8-1.03 mm. Chelicerae dark brown (yellow-brown in preserved specimens), promargin with 3 and retromargin with 2 teeth. Legs yellow-brown. Opisthosoma pale yellow (white in preserved specimens), without pattern, covered with olive-grey pubescence.

Body length male: 2.1-2.3 mm

Epigyne: copulatory openings wide, semi-circular, introductory ducts long, transverse; spermathecae small, almost circular. Colouration as in males. Prosoma length: 1.16 mm.

Body length female: 2.7 mm
Additional information

In coastal habitats.

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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Algeria, Spain, France, Italy, Greece
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| Italy   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Bosmans R, Oger P, Ponel P (2016) Altella emilieae Lissner, 2016 (Araneae: Dictynidae) is a junior synonym of Chaerea maritimus Simon, 1884 and a widespread Mediterranean halophilous species. Arachnology 17: 159-160 pdf

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

Lissner J, Chatzaki M (2016b) Description of a new Altella Simon, 1884 (Araneae: Dictynidae) from Greece. Arachnology 17: 39-42 pdf

Simon E (1884b) Arachnides nouveaux d'Algérie. Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France 9: 321-327 pdf

Trotta A (2019) Note on spiders collected in coastal habitats and first Italian record of Chaerea maritimus (Arachnida, Araneae) Bulletin of Environmental and Life Sciences 1: 33-36 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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