Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Dysdera  Latreille, 1804   176 species

Dysdera galinae  Dimitrov, 2018


Prosoma length 5.95, width 3.70; clypeus width 0.65; chelicera length 2.18, width 0.85; sternum length (incl. labium) 4.45, width 2.15; opisthosoma length 5.25, width 3.00.

Colouration: Prosoma intense red-brown. Sternum and chelicerae reddish, a little lighter than prosoma. Legs yellow. Opisthosoma grey-white. Dorsal surface of chelicerae and anterior dorsal part of prosoma covered with tiny, seta-bearing tubercles. Eyes: AE separated by 0.5× their diameter, posterior eye row procurved; posterior eyes close to each other and to AE, almost touching.

Male palp: bulb orange, shaped as an irregular cylinder. Apex with convex an oval chitinized part, bearing thorn-like process, projecting outwards from its centre and directed forward.

Body length male: 11.3 mm

Prosoma length 6.75, width 4.15; clypeus 0.60; chelicera length 2.10, width 0.98; sternum length (incl. labium) 5.25, width 2.55; opisthosoma length 7.50, width 3.75.

Colouration and eye arrangement as in male. 

Vulva: spermatheca with straight lateral wings. Dorsal arc of anterior diverticulum shaped like a regularly curved arc, dorsal arc of posterior diverticulum likewise straight. Ventral wall triangular.

Body length female: 14.35 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Turkey
Distribution List
Turkey (Asia)   ( no references ) |||

Dimitrov D (2018b) A contribution to the study of Turkish Dysderidae with description of a new Dysdera (Araneae, Dysderidae). Arachnology 17: 457-462 pdf

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

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