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Symphytognathidae  Hickman, 1931 / Anapistula  Gertsch, 1941   1 species

Anapistula ataecina  Cardoso & Scharff, 2009

Description
Male

Unknown.

Female

Vulva: spermathecae globular, clearly visible through the cuticula, median duct broad, about 0.25 times the width of the spermathecae, lateral ducts short. Prosoma, sternum and chelicerae yellowish brown. Prosoma 0.23 mm long. Eyes: PLE separated by more than 6 times their diameter, ALE and PLE contiguous. Clypeus high, about 3 times the diameter of ALE, with 6 long setae in 2 groups. Labium wider than long, fused to sternum. 4 eyes. Legs: darker, tarsus nearly twice as long as metatarsus, patella with a long strong dorsal seta. Opisthosoma globular, light yellowish brown.

Body length female: 0.52 (excl. chelicerae) mm
Additional information

Cavernicole species. Egg sacs hanging from the web, with 2 or 3 eggs. As in other species, the web is sheet-like, horizontal, but in A. ataecina there are a number of vertical threads which suspend the web from above.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Portugal
Egg sacs from December to May.
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References

Cardoso P, Scharff N (2009) First record of the spider family Symphytognathidae in Europe and description of Anapistula ataecina sp. n. (Araneae). Zootaxa 2246: 46-57

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

Le Peru B (2011) The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 2: 1-522 pdf

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2