Faunal diversity of Agelenidae, Amaurobiidae, Anyphaenidae, Arkyidae, Cithaeronidae and Corinnidae (Araneae: Arachnida) in India

Abstract :

The present article deals with the faunal diversity of six families of spiders, viz. Agelenidae, Amaurobiidae, Anyphaenidae, Arkyidae, Cithaeronidae and Corinnidae (Araneae: Arachnida) in different Indian states and union territories. None of the spider species of these families is recorded from following Indian states: Arunachal Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab and Telangana. Two families Corinnidae and Agelenidae are represented by 21 and 19 species, respectively. Other families are very poorly reported, 3 species each in Amaurobiidae and Cithaeronidae while single species in Anyphaenidae and Arkyidae. Maximum number of spider species were recorded in Tamil Nadu (12 species) followed by Gujarat (11 species), Karnataka and Maharashtra (9 species each), Odisha, Uttarakhand and West Bengal (8 species each), and less number in other states.


Keyword :

Agelenidae, Amaurobiidae, Anyphaenidae, Arkyidae, Cithaeronidae, Corinnidae, spiders, faunal distribution, India


Author(s) : Singh, R., Singh, G., Sharma, A.
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Published Issue : 2021 Vol. 16 Number 2


2021 Vol. 16 Number 2