ARACHNOLOGISCHE GESELLSCHAFT

Doi
10.30963/aramit6210
Autor

Lecigne S & Moutaouakil S

Jahr
2021
Titel

First description of the male of Agraecina agadirensis (Araneae: Liocranidae), an eyeless spider from the Moroccan High Atlas

Titel übersetzt

Erstbeschreibung des Männchens von Agraecina agadirensis (Araneae: Liocranidae) – eine augenlose Spinne aus dem marokkanischen Hohen Atlas

Ausgabe

Heft 62

Seiten
86-89
Abstract

The female of Agraecina agadirensis was discovered during a scientific internship in autumn 2019 in a cave system of the Moroccan High Atlas. Since then, several surveys were needed to find a male of the species, which was finally collected in April 2021. Based on this specimen, a detailed description, an extended taxonomic diagnosis, photos of the habitus, as well as drawings of the male pedipalpus are presented. Furthermore, we draw attention to anthropogenic threats to this endemic troglobionte species and propose the legal protection of the Imi Ougoug cave system.

Keywords

Agadir, cave, conservation, endemic, Ida Outanane Massif, spiny-legged sac spiders, taxonomy, threatened ecosystems, troglobiont species