Prodidomidae  Simon, 1884 / Prodidomus  Hentz, 1847   6 species

Prodidomus rufus  Hentz, 1847


Prosoma without fovea, brown-orange, anterior median eyes bordered black, cheliceral claws black, sternum yellowish with a reddish ridge, discontinuous between coxae IV, opisthosoma dorsally reddish, ventrally whitish.

Body length female: 5.0 mm
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Native probably to Africa, Mediterranean, Israel, Iraq. Introduced to USA, Cuba, Chile, Argentina, St. Helena, Ascension, China, Japan, New Caledonia
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.

Greece   (Hadjissarantos, 1940) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Hadjissarantos H (1940) Les araignées de l'Attique. Athens, 132 pp pdf

Pérez J A, Blasco A (1986) Nota sobre los Prodidominae (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) de la Peninsula Iberica. Mémoires de la Société Royal Belge d'Entomologie 33: 155-164 pdf

Platnick N I, Baehr B (2006) A revision of the Australasian ground spiders of the family Prodidomidae (Araneae, Gnaphosoidea). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 298: 1-287 pdf

Sherwood D, Gringet V, Marusik Y M, Sharp A (2023c) Prodidomus Hentz, 1847 and Zimiris Simon, 1882 on Ascension Island (Araneae: Prodidomidae). Natura Somogyiensis 41: 85-91 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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