Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Baryphyma  Simon, 1884   6 species

Baryphyma gowerense  (Locket, 1965)


Male palp with 3 parallel apophyses on tibia. Epigyne with transverse oval plate. Prosoma dark brown, bullous elevated head region stair-like anteriorly. Legs yellow-orange, to orange-brown. Opisthosoma black. Female: provided with long hairs.

Body length male: 2.6-3.1 mm
Body length female: 2.7-3.3 mm
Additional information

In open wet areas, preferred at salty locations

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): North America, Ireland, Britain, Scandinavia, Estonia, Poland, Russia (Europe to Middle Siberia)
 male  female
Distribution List
Estonia   (no references) ||| Finland   (Koponen et al., 2016) ||| Ireland   (no references) ||| Northern Ireland   (no references) ||| Poland   (no references) ||| Russia, Northern   (Nekhaeva, 2020) ||| Sweden   (Kronestedt, 2001) ||| United Kingdom   (no references) |||

Heimer S, Nentwig W (1991) Spinnen Mitteleuropas. Paul Parey Berlin pdf

Koponen S, Fritzén N R, Pajunen T (2016) Checklist of spiders in Finland (Araneae). 6th version, December 2016, online at pdf

Kronestedt T (2001) Checklist of Spiders (Araneae) in Sweden [Preliminary version February 2001] pdf

Locket G H (1967) A species of Meioneta new to Britain. Bulletin of the British Spider Study Group 33: 1-2 pdf

Locket G H, Millidge A F, Merrett P (1974) British Spiders, Volume III. Ray Society, London, 315 pp. pdf

Nekhaeva A A (2020) On the spider fauna (Arachnida: Aranei) of the Kanin Peninsula and Kolguev Island, Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia. Arthropoda Selecta 29: 387-398 pdf

Pajunen T, Väisänen R A (2015) First records of spiders (Araneae) Baryphyma gowerense (Locket, 1965) (Linyphiidae), Entelecara flavipes (Blackwall, 1834) (Linyphiidae) and Rugathodes instabilis (O. P.-Cambridge, 1871) (Theridiidae) in Finland. Memoranda Societatis pro Fauna et Flora Fennica 91: 44-50 pdf

Roberts M J (1987) The spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Volume 2: Linyphiidae and checklist. Harley Books Colchester, England, 204 pp. pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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