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 2021): Morocco
 male  female
Distribution List
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 (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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