Galapagos Species Checklist

Latrodectus apicalis Butler, 1877

Galápagos black widow

Littoral zone, lower Arid zone, Bursera forest, summit Arid zone.

Taxonomy

Domain
Eukaryota

Kingdom
Animalia

Phylum
Arthropoda

Class
Arachnida

Order
Araneae

Superfamily
Araneoidea

Family
Theridiidae

Genus
Latrodectus

Species
apicalis

Taxon category: Accepted

Distribution

Distribution map of specimen collection localities or observation records for this species in our collections database.

Distribution: Baltra, Fernandina, Floreana, Genovesa, Isabela (Volcán Beagle, Volcán Cerro Azul, Volcán Sierra Negra, Volcán Alcedo, Volcán Darwin, Volcán Wolf), Marchena, Pinta, Pinzón, Santiago, San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz, Seymour Norte, Santa Fe.

References

  • Smith, E.A. (1877) Mollusca. In: Günther, A.: Account of the zoological collections made during the visit of H.M.S. "Petrel" to the Galapagos Islands. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London (1877): 69-73, 91-93.
  • Baert, L.L. Malfait, J.-P., Hendrickx, F. & Desender, K. (2008) Distribution and Habitat Preference of the Spiders (Araneae) of Galápagos. Bull. Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg. Entomol. 78: 39-111.
  • Banks, N. (1931) The Norwegian Zoological Expedition to the Galapagos Islands 1925, Conducted by Alf Wollebaek 1. Arachnida. Medd. Zool. Mus., Oslo 22: 271-278.
  • Baert, L.L. Maelfait, J.-P. & Desender, K. (1989) Results of the Belgian 1986-expedition: Araneae, and Provisional Checklist of the Spiders of the Galápagos Archipelago. Bull. Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg. Entomol. 58: 29-54.
  • Baert, L.L. Maelfait, J.-P. (1986) A Contributution to the Knowledge of the Spider Fauna of Galápagos (Ecuador). Bull. Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg. Entomol. 56: 93-123.
  • Baert, L.L. Maelfait, J.-P. (2000) Check List of the Described Spider Species of the Galápagos Archipelago (Araneae). Bull. Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg. Entomol. 70: 243-245.
  • Roth, V.D. Craig, P.R. (1970) Arachnida of the Galápagos Islands (Excluding Acarina). Mission zoologique belge aux îles Galapagos et en Ecuador (N. et J. Leleup, 1964-1965), 2: 107-124.
  • Baert, L.L. Maelfait, J.P. & Desender, K. (1989) Results of the Belgian 1988-expedition to the Galápagos Islands: Araneae. Bull. Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg. Entomol. 59: 5-22.
  • Desender, K. Baert, L., Maelfait, J.-P. & Verdyck P. (1990) Conservation on Volcan Alcedo (Galapagos): terrestrial invertebrates and the impact of introduced feral goats. Biological Conservation 87: 303-310.

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