Trachelidae  Simon, 1897 / Trachelas  L. Koch, 1872   5 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
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Spain, Canary Is., Africa
 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.) ||| 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 (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (25.10.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf