Family: Eutichuridae Lehtinen, 1967 | key
Genus: Cheiracanthium C. L. Koch, 1839 | key
    WSC: Species ext
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    Cheiracanthium furculatum Karsch, 1879      []
    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.

      Not established
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    Global distribution (World Spider Catalog 2017): Cape Verde Is., Africa, Madagascar, Comoro Is. (Europe, introduced)

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    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.

    Rozwałka R, Rutkowski T, Bielak-Bielecki P (2017) New data on introduced and rare synanthropic spider species (Arachnida: Araneae) in Poland (II). Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Skłodowska, Lublin-Polonia 71(1)(for 2016): 59-85.

    World Spider Catalog (2017) World Spider Catalog, version 18.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, accessed on 23.01.2017