A Preliminary Survey for Spiders on St. Eustatius, West Indies

Joe Morpeth, Jo-Anne Nina Sewlal, Christopher K. Starr

Abstract


Three photographic surveys were conducted during the period; 2010 to 2011, 2013 and 2014, and supplemented by physical sampling for a one-week period in January 2015, in a wide variety of habitats on the island of St. Eustatius, West Indies, for the presence of spiders. Seventeen localities were surveyed from 15 habitats, including five man-made habitats. Twenty-four families representing 53 species were collected. Members of the family Araneidae comprised almost a quarter of the species found. More species in natural than in human-made or highly disturbed habitats.

Keywords


Anapidae; Araneidae; Barychelidae; Clubionidae; Corinnidae; Filistatidae; Gnaphosidae; Lycosidae; Mimetidae; Miturgidae; Mysmenidae; Ochyroceratidae; Oecobiidae; Oxyopidae; Pholcidae; Salticidae; Scytodidae; Sicariidae; Sparassidae; Tetragnathidae.

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