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 2019): North America, Ireland, Britain, Scandinavia, Estonia, Poland, Russia (Europe to Middle Siberia)
 male  female

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Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Locket G H (1967) A species of Meioneta new to Britain. Bull Br Spider Study Group 33: 1-2

Locket G H, Millidge A F, Merrett P (1974) British Spiders 3. Ray Soc London

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

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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2