Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Gnaphosa  Latreille, 1804   64 species

Gnaphosa artaensis  Wunderlich, 2011


Prosoma medium to dark brown, margin black, thoracic part with a pair of black spots. Prosoma length: 2.4-4.0 mm. Chelicerae and sternum dark brown. Promargin of chelicera with a large medial tooth. Legs mainly light brown, femora darkened. Opisthosoma grey-brown. dorsum with indistinct markings, scutum and sigillae red-brown.

Body length male: 5.5-8.6 mm

Prosoma length: 2.6-4.0 mm.

Body length female: 6.5-10.0 mm
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Distribution comment: In dune area.
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Portugal, Spain (Balearic Is.)

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World Spider Catalog (2017) World Spider Catalog, version 18.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, accessed on 23.01.2017

Wunderlich J (2011a) Extant and fossil spiders (Araneae). Heutige und fossile Spinnen. Beitr Araneol 6: 1-640

Wunderlich J (2015b) Descriptions of two Gnaphosidae (Araneae) from Portugal: Phaeocedus mikha Levy 2009 new to Europe, and Gnaphosa monteserra n. sp. Beitr Araneol 9: 446-449

Wunderlich J (2017) Descriptions, notes and synonyms of some mainly Mediterranean and Macaronesian spiders (Araneae) of various families. Beiträge zur Araneologie 10: 298-326, 354

21-03-2017 Distribution update Old value
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