Anapidae  Simon, 1895 / Comaroma  Bertkau, 1889   1 species

Comaroma simoni  Bertkau, 1889


Cymbium angled with respect to tibial axis. Embolus short and robust. Epigyne only recognisable by receptacula seminis. Prosoma red-brown, with darker margin, anterior median eyes very small, sometimes completely reduced. Sternum red-brown. Chelicerae red-brown to brown. Legs red-brown, short and robust, patella brighter. Opisthosoma broad and flat, dorsally and ventrally with red-brown scuta and numerous, small chitinous plates.

Body length male: 1.6 mm
Body length female: 1.6 mm
Additional information

In leaf litter of damp woodland. This species builds a small, modified orb web.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2017)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe
 male  female

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02-01-2014 Image insert
28-04-2013 Distribution update Old value