Spiders of Kerala Agricultural University Campus, Thrissur, Kerala, India

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C. K. Adarsh
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3702-4586
P. O. Nameer
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7110-6740

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A total of 86 species of spiders belonging to 56 genera of 20 families have been recorded from the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) campus, Thrissur, Kerala, southern India.  This represents 5.1% of the total spiders’ species and 33.33% of the total families of spiders recorded in India.  The dominant spider family at KAU campus is Araneidae with 18 species of nine genera. Salticidae is represented by 14 species of 13 genera.  Out of 252 endemic spiders of India, 16 have been reported from KAU campus.  Guild structure analysis shows spiders belonging to seven types of feeding guilds present in KAU campus.  Orb-web builders are the dominant feeding guild accounting for 34%, followed by stalkers (22%), ground runners (20%), ambushers (8%), scattered line weavers (8%), foliage runners (7%) and sheet-web builders (1%).

 

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Adarsh, C.K. and Nameer, P.O. 2015. Spiders of Kerala Agricultural University Campus, Thrissur, Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 7, 15 (Dec. 2015), 8288–8295. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2468.7.15.8288-8295.
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