Trachelidae  Simon, 1897 / Trachelas  L. Koch, 1872   2 species

Trachelas canariensis  Wunderlich, 1987


Prosoma yellow-ochre, covered with small warts. Prosoma length: 1.24 mm. Chelicerae brown, pro- and retromargin each with 2 small teeth. Sternum smooth, light yellow-brown, margin darker. Legs orange-yellow. Opisthosoma cream, posterior quarter darker, with a chocolate brown inverted triangular patch with pale chevrons, dorsal scutum narrow, orange-yellow, shining, as long as opisthosoma, width variable.

Body length male: 2.42-2.97 mm

Prosoma orange-yellow, covered with small warts. Prosoma length: 1.22 mm. Chelicerae, sternum and legs as in males. Opisthosoma with variable pattern: from creme with chocolate brown posterior part to dark greyish brown with 4 paler spots around sigilla and some dark brown chevrons posteriorly. Scutum absent.

Body length female: 2.50-3.37 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Spain, Canary Is., Africa
 male  female
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, unpubl.) |||

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