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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
Distribution comment: Menorca (Barrientos & Febrer 2017): male misidentified as G. ullrichi, female probably belongs to another species (Lissner in litt.)
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Portugal, Spain, Algeria, Tunisia
Figures
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

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 (2018) World Spider Catalog, version 19.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (15.07.2018) doi: 10.24436/2

Updates
08-11-2018 Datasheet update Old value
15-01-2017 Distribution update Old value
15-01-2017 Image insert