Gnaphosidae  Banks, 1892 / Scotophaeus  Simon, 1893   21 species

Scotophaeus insularis  Berland, 1936


Prosoma and legs pale yellow. Prosoma length: 3 mm. Chelicerae pale yellow, retromargin with a very small tooth. Opisthosoma grey, with a yellow-reddish scutum, covering 1/4 of opisthosomal length.

Body length male: 7.5 mm

Prosoma length: 3 mm.

Body length female: 10.5 mm
Additional information

Under a stone on an eroded beach area (Chios, Greece)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Cape Verde Is., Greece
 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.

Greece   (no references) |||

Berland L (1936) Mission de M. A. Chevalier aux iles du Cap Vert (1934). 1. Araignées. Revue Française d'Entomologie 3: 67-88 pdf

Russell-Smith A, Allison R, Askins M, Blumsom W, Snazell R, Spilling C (2011) A provisional checklist and gazetteer of the spiders of Chios, Greece (Arachnida: Araneae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 15: 133-167 pdf

Schmidt G, Geisthardt M, Piepho F (1994) Zur Kenntnis der Spinnenfauna der Kapverdischen Inseln (Arachnida: Araneida). Mitteilungen des Internationalen Entomologischen Vereins 19: 81-126 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

04-09-2015 Image insert