Eutichuridae  Lehtinen, 1967 / Cheiracanthium  C. L. Koch, 1839   28 species

Cheiracanthium furculatum  Karsch, 1879


Prosoma length: 3.4 mm.

Body length male: 7.8 mm

Epigyne oval, with a bean-shaped depression containing 2 oval pits. Prosoma length: 4.5 mm.

Body length female: 10.4 mm
Additional information

This species of African origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once but could not establish so far.

  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Cape Verde Is., Africa, Madagascar, Comoro Is. (Europe, introduced)

Bayer S (2014) Miscellaneous notes on European and African Cheiracanthium species (Araneae: Miturgidae). Arachnol Mitt 47: 19-34

Bosselaers J (2013) An alien in the grapes: a potentially agressive African spider imported into Belgium. Nieuwsbr Belg arachnol Ver 28: 22-28

Rozwałka R, Rutkowski T, Bielak-Bielecki P (2017) New data on introduced and rare synanthropic spider species (Arachnida: Araneae) in Poland (II). Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Skłodowska, Lublin-Polonia 71(1)(for 2016): 59-85

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

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