Cheiracanthiidae  Wagner, 1887 / Cheiracanthium  C. L. Koch, 1839   28 species

Cheiracanthium montanum  L. Koch, 1877


Cymbium with spur, that distinctly reaching 1/2 of tibia. Tip of cymbium greater than 1/3 of cymbium (without cymbial spur). Prosoma length: 2.2-2.8 mm.

Body length male: 5.0-5.4 mm

Vulva with simply arcuate entrance ducts. Prosoma length: 2.5-2.8 mm

Body length female: 5.4-6.0 mm
Additional information

On small bushes in dry, sunny localities; under stones and from flower-rich grassland (Chios, Greece).

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Turkey, Caucasus

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