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.

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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Portugal, Spain, France, Algeria
 male  female
Distribution List
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 (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf