Dictynidae  O. P.-Cambridge, 1871 / Chaerea  Simon, 1884   1 species

Chaerea maritimus  Simon, 1884


Pedipalp: cymbium flat, tibial apophysis collar-shaped, embolus semi-circular, long and slender. Prosoma yellow-brown, cephalic part dark brown (yellow-brown in preserved specimens). Prosoma length: 0.8-1.03 mm. Chelicerae dark brown (yellow-brown in preserved specimens), promargin with 3 and retromargin with 2 teeth. Legs yellow-brown. Opisthosoma pale yellow (white in preserved specimens), without pattern, covered with olive-grey pubescence.

Body length male: 2.1-2.3 mm

Epigyne: copulatory openings wide, semi-circular, introductory ducts long, transverse; spermathecae small, almost circular. Colouration as in males. Prosoma length: 1.16 mm.

Body length female: 2.7 mm
Additional information

In coastal habitats.

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Global distribution (WSC 2018): Algeria, Spain, France, Greece

Bosmans R, Oger P, Ponel P (2016) Altella emilieae Lissner, 2016 (Araneae: Dictynidae) is a junior synonym of Chaerea maritimus Simon, 1884 and a widespread Mediterranean halophilous species. Arachnology 17: 159-160

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

Lissner J, Chatzaki M (2016b) Description of a new Altella Simon, 1884 (Araneae: Dictynidae) from Greece. Arachnology 17(1): 39-42

Simon E (1884b) Arachnides nouveaux d'Algérie. Bull Soc zool France 9: 321-327

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

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02-02-2017 Distribution update Old value