Checklist of Orb-Weaving Spiders of Trinidad and Tobago Belonging to the Families Araneidae, Tetragnathidae and Nephilidae

Jo-Anne Nina Sewlal

Abstract


The families Anapidae, Deinopidae, Mysmenidae and Theridiosomatidae were excluded based on the fact that they construct modified orb webs. However, among those that construct unmodified webs are Araneidae, Nephilidae, Tetragnathidae, Symphytognathidae and Uloboridae. The majority of the data gathered for this checklist was from my Ph.D. project where a majority of the specimens found belonged to the first three families that construct unmodified webs, which is the focus of this checklist.


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