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Exploring the Spider fauna of Gomarda Wildlife Sanctuary, Chhattisgarh, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1School of Life Sciences, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, 492010, India
  • 2School of Life Sciences, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, 492010, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 5, Issue (6), Pages 31-36, June,10 (2016)

Abstract

The aim of the current survey was to explore the spider fauna of Gomarda Wildlife Sanctuary, with geographical location 21°25\'36.41\" N 83° 9\'46.92\" E, spreads over an area of 277. 82 sq. km. located about 12 km. away from Sarangarh, Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh, India. This survey was the first approach to prepare checklist of GWS. 120 species representing 49 genera under 16 families, 16 specimens were identified till genera. Families indicating excessive member of species are Thomisidae (24 species under 9 genus) followed by Araneidae (22 species under 8 genus), while family Gnaphosidae indicates highest number of genera (10 genera). The least diversity of species was recorded in Agelenidae, Clubionidae, Eresidae, Filistatidae, Hersiliidae, Nephilidae, Uloboridae.

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