Liocranidae  Simon, 1897 / Agraecina  Simon, 1932   6 species

Agraecina agadirensis  Lecigne, Lips, Moutaouakil & Oger, 2020


Colour: general colouring pale yellow.

Eyes: completely absent.

Chelicerae: as in female.

Legs: Femora with three strong dorsal spines; tibiae I–II with three pairs of ventral spines, the third one in a distal position, distinctly shorter. Metatarsi I–II (spination) and claws (number of teeth) as in female.

Opisthosoma: as in female.

Pedipalp: Tibial apophysis fairly robust, pointed in the axis of the tarsus, hardly bent in the middle part as seen from retrolateral side; median apophysis with broad base, gradually curved and narrowing towards the tip; embolus nearly straight, long and thin, tip surrounded by the conductor (translucent membrane), long and narrow.


Colour: general colouring whitish to pale yellow.

Eyes: completely absent.

Chelicerae: anterior margin with 3 teeth, posterior margin with 2 teeth.

Legs: tibiae I–II and metatarsi I–II with two pairs of ventral spines. Claws, number of teeth in the following order I/II/III/IV: 6/6/4/4.

Opisthosoma: surface covered with thin adpressed hairs.

Epigyne/vulva: atria large, only weakly sclerotized on the anterior margins, the latter oblique with the anterolateral edges directed forward; median septum well-defined with parallel margins ; spermathecae visible through integument, inclined outwards at about 50°, relatively short, not or hardly curved, not touching in the middle.

Body length female: 4.64-5.64 mm
Additional information

Habitat: natural cave

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Distribution comment: Moroccan High Atlas
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Morocco
 male  female
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.

Morocco   (Lecigne et al., 2020) |||

Lecigne S, Lips J, Moutaouakil S, Oger P (2020) Two new cave-dwelling spider species from the Moroccan High Atlas (Araneae: Liocranidae, Theridiidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 60: 12-18 pdf

Lecigne S, Moutaouakil S (2021) First description of the male of Agraecina agadirensis (Araneae: Liocranidae), an eyeless spider from the Moroccan High Atlas. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 62: 86-89 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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