Ctenizidae  Thorell, 1887 / Cteniza  Latreille, 1829   3 species

Cteniza moggridgei  O. P.-Cambridge, 1874


Male palp with denticles on coxae. Prosoma predominantly black. Male: prosoma roundish, labium with denticles. Opisthosoma predominantly black (black is often fading to brown in preserved specimens), ventrally whitish, distinctly marked off from black body colour.

Body length male: 11-13 mm
Body length female: 14-18 mm
Additional information

Southern of Alps between Antibes (France) and Savona (Italy)

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Distribution comment: Buchli (1968) lists this species for France and Italy (mediterranean coast). Chatzaki (pers.comm.) found it on Corsica, which is not confirmed by Decae et al. (2019). Greece (Deltshev 2008b) not counted.
Global distribution (WSC 2019): France, Italy

Buchli H (1968) Notes sur la mygale terricole Cteniza moggridgei (Pick. Cambr. 1874). Revue Ecol Biol Sol 5: 1-40

Canard A (2018) Une nouvelle espèce de Mygale (Araneae, Ctenizidae): Cteniza genevieveae n. sp. (♀) découverte au sud de la Corse. Revue Arachnologique 2 5: 30-35 pdf

Decae A, Mammola S, Rizzo P, Isaia M (2019) Systematics, ecology and distribution of the mygalomorph spider genus Cteniza Latreille, 1829 (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Ctenizidae). Zootaxa 4550: 499-524 pdf

Deltshev C D (2008b) Faunistic diversity and zoogeography of cave-dwelling spiders on the Balkan Peninsula. p. 327-348. In: Makarov S E & Dimitrijevic R N (Eds): Advances in arachnology and developmental biology. Papers dedicated to Prof. Dr. Božidar Curcic. Monographs 12. 517 pp. pdf

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Pantini P, Isaia M (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at pdf

Pantini P, Sassu A, Serra G (2013) Catalogue of the spiders (Arachnida Araneae) of Sardinia. Biodiversity Journal 4: 3-104 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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