Gnaphosidae  Banks, 1892 / Scotophaeus  Simon, 1893   21 species

Scotophaeus nanus  Wunderlich, 1995


Male palp with slightly slanting median apophysis, basal part of embolus not bent toward the middle. Prosoma middle brown. Legs brown. Opisthosoma long oval, dark grey, ventrally brighter, brown scutum 2/5 of opisthosoma length.

Body length male: 7 mm
Body length female: 5.8-7.5 mm
Additional information

under bark of trees

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Austria
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.

Austria   (no references) ||| Switzerland   (no references) |||

Hänggi A, Stäubli A, Heer X, Trivellone V, Pollini Paltrinieri L, Moretti M (2014) Eleven new spider species (Arachnida: Araneae) for Switzerland discovered in vineyards in Ticino - What are possible reasons? Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 87: 215-228 pdf

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

Wunderlich J (1995i) Beschreibung einer bisher unbekannten Art der Gattung Scotophaeus Simon aus Österreich (Arachnida: Araneae: Gnaphosidae). Beiträge zur Araneologie 4: 743-747 pdf

05-01-2015 Distribution update Detail
28-05-2013 Image insert