Spiders of Gujarat: a preliminary checklist

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Archana Yadav
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4971-076X
Reshma Solanki
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8313-0641
Manju Siliwal
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7037-7095
Dolly Kumar
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3892-2305

Abstract

 This is a very first attempt to compile a checklist of spiders from Gujarat.  It is a result of primary data as well as based on published literature.  The spider diversity of Gujarat consists of 415 species under 169 genera and 40 families.  Out of these, 29 genera and 17 families are endemic to Gujarat.  Overall, high spider diversity was recorded from zone III with 33 families, 132 genera and 278 species.  Whereas, the zone with the least spider records was zone VI with only 16 families, 39 genera and 70 species.  This is an under estimated number and many new records as well as new species are expected as a result of more systematic studies on spiders in this region.

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Yadav, A., Solanki, R., Siliwal, M. and Kumar, D. 2017. Spiders of Gujarat: a preliminary checklist. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 9 (Sep. 2017), 10697–10716. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3042.9.9.10697-10716.
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Author Biographies

Archana Yadav, Division of Entomology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The M.S. University of Baroda Baroda, Sayajiganj, Vadodara, Gujarat 390002, India

Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Zoology,
Faculty of Science
Vadodara 390002

Reshma Solanki, Division of Entomology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The M.S. University of Baroda Baroda, Sayajiganj, Vadodara, Gujarat 390002, India

Teaching Assistant, Department of Zoology,
Faculty of Science
Vadodara 390002

 

Manju Siliwal, Wildlife Information Liaison Development Society, 12, Thiruvannamalai Nagar, Saravanampatti - Kalapatti Road, Saravanampatti, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641035, India Present address: Wildlife Institute of India, Chandrabani, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001, India

Research Associate

Dolly Kumar, Division of Entomology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The M.S. University of Baroda Baroda, Sayajiganj, Vadodara, Gujarat 390002, India

Professor, Department of Zoology,
Faculty of Science
Vadodara 390002

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