Summary for Gnathonarium dentatum (Araneae)

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Gnathonarium dentatum female Copyright: Evan Jones
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Name: Gnathonarium dentatum
Authority: (Wider, 1834)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 5593
First Record: 1872
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 697
Pre-1992 hectads: 436
Total hectads: 917

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 500m

Species text

Distribution
Widespread throughout most of southern Britain becoming scattered in the north and apparently absent from most of northern Scotland. A species with a wide Palaearctic Distribution: (Platnick 1998), widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
G. dentatum is a wetland inhabitant frequently found at ground level amongst marsh plants. This species readily colonises disturbed wetland sites and may be found, often in high numbers, in flooded poolside grassland. This species has not been recorded from upland blanket bogs. In North Wales specimens have been recorded to an altitude of 250 m. Mature specimens of both sexes are present throughout the year. In Leicestershire peak numbers have been noted between April and June (Crocker & Daws 1996) and our data also show a peak between April and June, but with a second peak in the autumn.

Status
Common in wet habitats.

Original author of profile: R.C. Gallon

Text based on Harvey, P.R., Nellist, D.R. & Telfer, M.G. (eds) 2002. Provisional atlas of British spiders (Arachnida, Araneae), Volumes 1 & 2. Huntingdon: Biological Records Centre.  References

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 2463 records with adult season information)


Habitats

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 1595 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 162 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 777 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1103 records with habitat detail and method information)

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