|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1979|
|Authors:||F. Malaisse, Benoit P. L. G.|
|Journal:||Revue de Zoologie Africaine|
|Keywords:||Africa, Afrotropical region, Animal constructions, Araneae (Arachnida)., Araneae [Biomass / / Seasonal variation] [Ecological niche / /, Ecological strategies & biomass]., Ecology, Land zones, position, strategies & biomass] [Webs / / ] [Congo-Kinshasa / / Shaba|
Nine principal types of ecological niches were distinguished within the spider population of Zambezian open woodlands. Monthly values of the number and biomass of spiders of the herbaceous stratum of an open woodland in the environs of Lubumbashi were noted. Values observed in the open woodland were between those of Sahel savannas and sub-Guinean savannas. Analysis of the relative importance of various families of the herbaceous stratum of the Sahba open woodland indicated a great similarity with that of the Ivory Coast preforest savanna. More than 20 spp. are considered. Of the Opiliones, the principal family of spiders was Asamiidae. Of the Araneae, the principal families were Lycosidae, Araneidae, Salticidae, Thomisidae, Oxyopidae, Loxoscelidae, Zodariidae, Drassidae, Mimetidae, Ctenidae, Pisauridae, Agelenidae, Theridiidae, Sparassidae, Clubionidae, Palpimanidae, Tetragnathidae and Pholcidae.
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