Cheiracanthiidae  Wagner, 1887 / Cheiracanthium  C. L. Koch, 1839   35 species

Cheiracanthium furculatum  Karsch, 1879


Prosoma length: 3.4 mm.

Body length male: 7.8 mm

Epigyne oval, with a bean-shaped depression containing 2 oval pits. Prosoma length: 4.5 mm.

Body length female: 10.4 mm
Additional information

This species of African origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once but could not establish so far.

  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Cape Verde Is., Africa, Madagascar, Comoros
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.

Belgium   (Bosselaers, 2013; Bosmans & Van Keer, 2017) ||| Germany   (Bayer, 2014) ||| Poland   (Rozwałka et al., 2017a) |||

Bayer S (2014) Miscellaneous notes on European and African Cheiracanthium species (Araneae: Miturgidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 47: 19-34 pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer K (2017) Een herziene soortenlijst van de Belgische spinnen (Araneae). Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 32: 39-69 pdf

Bosselaers J (2013) An alien in the grapes: a potentially agressive African spider imported into Belgium. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 28: 22-28 pdf

Rozwałka R, Rutkowski T, Bielak-Bielecki P (2017a) New data on introduced and rare synanthropic spider species (Arachnida: Araneae) in Poland (II). Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Skłodowska, Lublin-Polonia 71: 59-85 pdf

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

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