Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Gnaphosa  Latreille, 1804   64 species

Gnaphosa taurica  Thorell, 1875


Prosoma and legs light brown, eye region, chelicerae, sternum, labium and palpal endites dark brown. Opisthosoma grey. Book lung area yellow. Spinnerets grey-brown. Scutum small, greyish yellow.

Body length male: 8-10.5 mm
Body length female: 11-12 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2017): Bulgaria to China
 male  female

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Kovblyuk M M (2005b) The spider genus Gnaphosa Latreille, 1804 in the Crimea (Aranei: Gnaphosidae). Arthropoda Selecta 14: 133-152

Otto S (2017) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 08.2017. Internet:

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World Spider Catalog (2017) World Spider Catalog, version 18.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, accessed on 5.10.2017. doi: 10.24436/2