Dictynidae  O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1871 / Chaerea  Simon, 1885   1 species

Chaerea maritimus  Simon, 1885


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 2024): Algeria, Spain, France, Italy, Greece
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   (Simon, 1885c; Benhacene et al., 2023) ||| France   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| Italy   (Trotta, 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, 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 (1885c) 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 (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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