Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Tenuiphantes  Saaristo & Tanasevitch, 1996   25 species

Tenuiphantes cantabropyrenaeus  Bosmans, 2016


Pedipalp: basal branch of paracymbium with a sharp posterior tooth. Lamella characteristica sickle-shaped, distal end with 3 teeth. Embolus with a group of 10-11 teeth on basal part. Prosoma and chelicerae yellowish olive to yellowish brown. Prosoma length: 0.92-1.14 mm. Chelicerae with 4 promarginal and 3 smaller retromarginal teeth. Legs pale yellowish, TmI 0.23. Opisthosoma: dorsum mostly grey, with 4 pairs of chevrons and lateral stripe; area around spinnerets and venter dark grey; area between 2., 3. and 4. pair of chevrons as well as the 2 lateral stripes white, stripes sometimes interrupted. In some specimens the opisthosoma is nearly entirely black with indistinct grey chevrons.

Body length male: 1.8-2.2 mm

Epigyne: scape sigmoid and flattened, proscape with a narrow basal part and wider, rounded distal part; posterior median plate very wide. Vulva: spermathecae oval. Prosoma length: 0.90-0.99 mm.

Body length female: 1.8-2.2 mm
Additional information

In deciduous and pine forests from 200-1600 m a.s.l.

Similar species: T. jacksoni, T. jacksonoides.

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Global distribution (WSC 2023): Spain, France
 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.

France   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Bosmans R, Castro A (2016) Tenuiphantes cantabropyrenaeus n. sp., a new Cantabro-Pyrenean spider species (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Arachnology 17: 43-46 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. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

31-05-2016 Distribution update Detail
31-05-2016 Image insert