Family: Liocranidae Simon, 1897 | key
Genus: Mesiotelus Simon, 1897 | key
    WSC: Species ext
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    Mesiotelus mauritanicus Simon, 1909      []

    Description female

    Prosoma orange-yellow when preserved in alcohol, lighter in cephalic region, smooth and shiny. Darker striae radiating from a conspicuous, brown fovea. Opisthosoma greyish yellow with darker, dagger shaped median mark in anterior third. Legs brownish yellow, tibiae and metatarsi I and II with two parallel ventral rows of erectile bristles.

    Prosoma length 2.10 mm, prosoma width 1.70 mm.

    Body length female: 5 mm

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    Global distribution (World Spider Catalog 2017): Mediterranean

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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