Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Textrix  Sundevall, 1833   6 species

Textrix maroccana  Lecigne, 2023


Colour: prosoma, legs, sternum and spinnerets pale yellowish, cephalic part of the prosoma barely darker; chelicerae brown; opisthosoma greyish brown. Cheliceral promargin with 3 teeth, the middle one the largest; cheliceral retromargin with 2 teeth widely spaced.

Male palp: cymbium pale yellowish, slender and long; RTA straight, slightly wider at the base (better visible in postero-retrolateral view), then evenly and finely tapering, pointing in posterior direction; embolus filiform, ovoid, originating at a 7 o’clock position, tip at a 5 o’clock position, apically curved to fit behind the terminal part of the conductor; conductor: its anterior part small scale-shaped, median part with a thin prolateral translucent extension, terminal part horn-shaped pointing prolaterally.

Body length male: 5.3 mm
  No data
Distribution comment: Only known from one cave in the 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., 2023) |||

Lecigne S, Moutaouakil S, Lips J (2023) Contribution to the knowledge of the spider fauna of Morocco (Arachnida: Araneae) – first note – on new records of cave spiders. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 66: 44-71 pdf

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

20-01-2024 Datasheet update Detail
16-01-2024 Image insert
10-01-2024 Distribution insert Detail