Trachelidae  Simon, 1897 / Paratrachelas  Kovblyuk & Nadolny, 2009   4 species

Paratrachelas ibericus  (Bosselaers, Urones, Barrientos & Alberdi, 2009)


Prosoma yellow-brown, with small pits. Prosoma length: 1.74 mm. Chelicerae yellow-brown, rugose, pro- and retromargin each with 3 teeth. Sternum yellow-brown, margin darker, almost smooth. Legs I-II brown, legs III-IV yellow-brown. Opisthosoma grey, without pattern, dorsum with yellow-brown scutum covering almost the entire opisthosoma.

Body length male: 2.65-3.47 mm

Prosoma, chelicerae and sternum as in males. Prosoma length: 1.58 mm. Legs I-II orange-yellow, legs III-IV yellow. Opisthosoma grey, dorsum with dark grey dagger-shaped mark flanked by 2 large light spots, followed by 2 light median patches and some light chevrons in posterior part, dorsal scutum absent.

Body length female: 3.81-4.05 mm
Additional information

In litter layer of holm oak forests, stone pine forests and chestnut forests, from 180-900 m a.s.l.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Portugal, Spain, France, Algeria
 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.

Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| France   (no references) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Bosselaers J, Urones C, Barrientos J A, Alberdi J M (2009) On the Mediterranean species of Trachelinae (Araneae, Corinnidae) with a revision of Trachelas L. Koch 1872 on the Iberian Peninsula. Journal of Arachnology 37: 15-38 pdf

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

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (25.10.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf