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Strongly resembles the other Gonatium species, particularly to Gonatium rubellum. Identification of the species can only be done based on genital characteristics.
Female 2.5 to 3.5 mm.
Abdomen dark reddish brown to gray brown.
Carapace orange to red.
Legs and palps yellow-orange to orange-red.
Male 2.5 to 3 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.
In forests on the ground between undergrowth and in low growing plants.
Occurs in the whole of Europe.