Georgia Basin Bog Spider (Gnaphosa snohomish) is a small, nocturnal, and cryptic ground spider in the family Gnaphosidae. The species is light to dark chestnut brown, has two claws, a body length of 7.5?12 mm that is covered with numerous long stout hairs, and distinctly separated anterior lateral spinnerets. Spiders in this genus are identified by their genitalia.
Georgia Basin Bog Spider was designated as Special Concern by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) in 2012. This semi-wetland spider has a limited distribution in North America, ranging in southwestern British Columbia and western Washington State. In Canada, the species is restricted to southwestern British Columbia and ranges in the lower mainland, southeastern Vancouver Island, and the southern Gulf Islands. Eight subpopulations occur in Canada, including one additional subpopulation since the 2012 COSEWIC status assessment. In British Columbia, Georgia Basin Bog Spider has not been assigned a conservation status rank by the B.C. Conservation Data Centre, nor assigned a rank under the B.C. Conservation Framework.
British Columbia Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. 2018. Management Plan for Georgia Basin Bog Spider (Gnaphosa snohomish) in British Columbia. Province of British Columbia, BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. Management Plan (Species at risk)
Keywords: COSEWIC, special concern, conservation data centre,
Scientific Name: Gnaphosa snohomish
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