endemic to a single nation
Regularity: Regularly occurring
Type of Residency: Year-round
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Loxosceles rufescens
There are 10 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank. Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species. See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Loxosceles rufescens
Public Records: 10
Specimens with Barcodes: 10
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked
Mediterranean recluse spider
Loxosceles rufescens, the Mediterranean recluse spider, originated in the Mediterranean region as its name implies, but has been introduced to Arkansas, Hawaii, and the gulf states of the United States. Although uncommon, there are more confirmed reports of Loxosceles rufescens than the brown recluse in Ohio. It, too, is a human-associated species with similar habits and probably similar venom risks.
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