Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Eratigena  Bolzern, Burckhardt & Hänggi, 2013   20 species

Eratigena sardoa  (Brignoli, 1977)


Simple pointed dorsal branch of the retrotibial apophysis. Very long, drawn out, and strongly sclerotized terminal end of the conductor.

Prosoma length: 2.0-2.4 mm.

Body length male: 4.1-4.6 mm

Characteristic Vulva and Epigyne: Very long and convoluted copulatory duct with attached appendages. Globular and smoothly sclerotized receptaculum.

Prosoma length: 1.9-2.2 mm.

Body length female: 5.3 mm
Additional information

Occurs in higher altitudes >700m.

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Global distribution (WSC 2018): Sardinia

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World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, version 19.0, accessed on 14.01.2018. doi: 10.24436/2