Cyrtaucheniidae  Simon, 1889 / Amblyocarenum  Simon, 1892   4 species

Amblyocarenum nuragicus  Decae, Colombo & Manunza, 2014


Pedipalp: embolus straight, gradually narrowing (retrolateral view). Body overall dark-coloured. Prosoma with elevated cephalic part, darker than thoracic part. Prosoma length: 6.4 mm. Chelicerae blackish. Sternum yellowish brown, evenly covered with black bristles. Legs long, dark brown. Opisthosoma purplish, with cream coloured blotches.

Body length male: 13.5 mm

Vulva: receptacles inwardly curved and distally widening. Chitinous parts brown. Prosoma shiny brown. Prosoma length: 10.0 mm. Opisthosoma greyish with lighter, irregular blotches, ventral blotches with a denser cover of fine hairs.

Body length female: 25.1 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2018): Sardinia

Decae A, Colombo M, Manunza B (2014) Species diversity in the supposedly monotypic genus Amblyocarenum Simon, 1892, with the description of a new species from Sardinia (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Cyrtaucheniidae). Arachnology 16: 228-240

Pantini P, Isaia M (2017) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version May 2017). online at

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

11-02-2015 Image insert
11-02-2015 Distribution update Old value