Anapidae  Simon, 1895 / Zangherella  Caporiacco, 1949   3 species

Zangherella algerica  (Simon, 1895)


Palp reduced in female, only stumps. Opisthosoma dorsally with scutum in both sexes, sclerotised rings around petiolus and spinnerets.

Body length male: 0.8 mm
Body length female: 0.8 mm
Additional information

In the litter layer of bushy forest. Strongly modified anapid orb web, similar to Comaroma simoni.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Italy, Algeria, Tunisia

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