small and truncated, covered with long and strong setae.
The male palpus differs from that of other genera by having a large attached paracymbium and a basal hook on the cymbium
The horseshoe-shaped indention on the retrolateral side of the cymbium
Male pedipalp with RTA, in most species forming a massive spinulate process which extends to near retro-distal tip of cymbium
; short to very large distal retro-lateral tibial apophysis (dRTA) also present; cymbium
with small to large field of spinules disto-dorsally.
Dorsal face of all tarsi and cymbium
with two irregular longitudinal rows of very short claviform trichobothria.
Waterfowl, marine invertebrates (Shrimps, crabs, Cymbium
, Seiche, Murex, Oyster, octopus ...) and a number of species of fauna (manatees, dolphins, Important flora spread over about forty families.
University Aix-Marseille 2, Cymbium
, France pp: 187.
Male palp yellowish with dark brown tinges on tegulum; cymbium
longer than wide, apically long with two spines - one on apical and one on basal segment; embolus long, coiled; conductor curved and tube like; tibial apophysis blunt, not curved; femur with two short apicodorsal and two long dorsal spines; patella with two mid dorsal spines, one long reaching 1/3 length of cymbium
; tibia with two long dorsal spines.
tip as long as or slightly longer than conductor width.
of these spiders is very characteristic.
; E, embolus; Fd, fertilization duct; Id, insemination duct; Ma, median apophysis; Mp, median plate; Se, septum; Rs, receptaculum (spermatheca); Rta, Retrolateral tibial apophysis; T, tegulum; Wi, window (abbreviations adapted from Kovblyuk, 2003 and Marusik & Fet 2009).
Copula: El macho una vez que logro enganchar el esclerito retrolateral del cymbium
con el epigino de la hembra, realiza la unidad Abrazo e Insercion palpal (Fig.