Family: Eutichuridae Lehtinen, 1967 | key
Genus: Cheiracanthium C. L. Koch, 1839 | key
    Taxonomy
    WSC: Species ext
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    Cheiracanthium furculatum Karsch, 1879      [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023316]
    Description male

    Prosoma length: 3.4 mm.

    Body length male: 7.8 mm

    Description female

    Epigyne oval, with a bean-shaped depression containing 2 oval pits. Prosoma length: 4.5 mm.

    Body length female: 10.4 mm

    Additional information

    This species of African origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once but could not establish so far.

    Distribution
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    Global distribution (World Spider Catalog 2017): Cape Verde Is., Africa, Madagascar, Comoro Is. (Europe, introduced)
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    References

    Bayer S (2014) Miscellaneous notes on European and African Cheiracanthium species (Araneae: Miturgidae). Arachnol Mitt 47: 19-34.

    Bosselaers J (2013) An alien in the grapes: a potentially agressive African spider imported into Belgium. Nieuwsbr Belg arachnol Ver 28: 22-28.

    World Spider Catalog (2017) World Spider Catalog, version 18.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch, accessed on 23.01.2017