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Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Gibbaranea  Archer, 1951   6 species

Gibbaranea bruuni  Lissner, 2016

Description
Male

Prosoma dark brown and densely covered with whitish and light brown hairs. Opisthosoma with only weakly developed humps and dark folium. Dark spots only in anterior part. Opisthosoma densely covered with hairs of same colour. Coxa I with posterior-apical hook or tooth. Legs annulated, apart from proximal part of femora. Median apophysis of the pedipalp with unequal peak protruding out of one edge of the apical part.

Body length male: 2.6-4.2 mm
Female

Colour similar to male, yet quite variable. Tooth on coxa I missing.  Humps of opisthosoma strongly pronounced.

Body length female: 3.6-4.8 mm
Additional information

Smallest member of the genus.

On shrubs and lower branches of conifers in fairly shaded areas. Also found on thorny, unpalatable shrubs in open forests with grazing lifestock.

Collected on Mallorca from 380-815 m, in North Africa only found at sea level up to 200 m.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Portugal, Spain, Algeria, Tunisia
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Distribution List
Algeria   (Lissner & Bosmans, 2016) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Lissner & Bosmans, 2016) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019; Lissner & Bosmans, 2016) ||| Tunisia   (Lissner & Bosmans, 2016) |||
References

Barrientos J A, Febrer B (2017) Arañas (Arachnida, Araneae) de Menorca (Islas Baleares, España). Nuevos datos. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 31: 8-24 pdf

Barrientos J A, Febrer J B (2018) Arañas (Arachnida, Araneae) de Menorca (Islas Baleares, España). 2: “adenda et corrigenda”. Descripción de tres especies nuevas. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 33: 39-51 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Lissner J, Bosmans R (2016) Description of a new Gibbaranea (Araneae: Araneidae) from the Western Mediterranean. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 52: 25-30 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
15-07-2020 Distribution insert Detail
15-07-2020 Distribution update Detail
09-01-2019 Image insert
08-11-2018 Datasheet update Detail
15-01-2017 Distribution update Detail
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