Check List 19(6): 833-838, doi: 10.15560/19.6.833
First records of Clubiona hitchinsi Saaristo, 2002 on Ascension Island (Araneae, Clubionidae)
expand article infoDanniella Sherwood§|, Yuri M. Marusik, Adam Sharp§#
‡ Fundación Ariguanabo, San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba§ IUCN SSC, Mid-Atlantic Islands Invertebrate Specialist Group, Sailsbury, United Kingdom| Arachnology Research Association, London, United Kingdom¶ Institute for Biological Problems of the North, Magadan, Russia# Ascension Island Government, Georgetown, United Kingdom
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Clubiona hitchinsi Saaristo, 2002, previously known from the Seychelles and French Polynesia, is newly recorded from Ascension Island, based on comparison of the Ascension specimens against two paratypes. The first detailed figures of the endogyne, based on a paratype, are provided. Characters in this species not found in European species of Clubiona Latreille, 1804 but found in the misplaced hystrix-group in Asia—namely the presence of a spine at the tip of the cymbium, retrolateral tibial apophysis with spine-like tip, and presence of a keel on the tegulum in the male, and copulatory ducts running on the posterior side in the genitalia of the female—are discussed.
British Overseas Territories, clubionid, island, non-native, sac-spider