Ctenizidae  Thorell, 1887 / Cteniza  Latreille, 1829   4 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.
Global distribution (WSC 2018): 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

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

Pantini P, Isaia M (2017) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version May 2017). online at pdf

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

World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog, version 19.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (15.07.2018) doi: 10.24436/2

10-10-2018 Image insert
18-08-2017 Datasheet update Old value
18-08-2017 Distribution update Old value
25-06-2013 Distribution update Old value