Lecigne S, Lips J, Moutaouakil S & Oger P
Two new cave-dwelling spider species from the Moroccan High Atlas (Araneae: Liocranidae, Theridiidae)
Zwei neue höhlenbewohnenden Spinnenarten aus dem marokkanischem Hohen Atlas (Araneae: Liocranidae, Theridiidae)
During a scientific internship in a mountainous area near Agadir, several caves were prospected; the sampled material included several spider species. Morphological and taxonomical analysis revealed two new species to science: an anophthalmic troglobiont species, Agraecina agadirensis spec. nov. (description based on three females) and a new member of the genus Steatoda in the Mediterranean region, Steatoda ifricola spec. nov. (description based on both sexes). Diagnoses, drawings and photos are presented.
Agadir, comb-footed spiders, Ida Outanane Massif, spiny-legged sac spiders, taxonomy, troglobiont species