Agelenids of the World

Systematics and Taxonomy of Agelenidae, a Worldwide distributed Spider Family

Spider fauna in Caspian costal coastal region of Iran

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2007
Authors:S. Ghavami
Journal:Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Date Published:2007
ISBN Number:1028-8880
Keywords:Araneae (Arachnida): [New record]., Araneae [Iran / / Distributional records including new records &, Araneidae, Araneidae (Araneae): [Key to species, Iran, P. 684]., Asia, Eurasia, Key, Land zones, Lycosidae, Lycosidae (Araneae): [Key to species, Iran, P. 686]., Miturgidae, Miturgidae (Araneae): [Key to species, Iran, P. 687]., Palaearctic region, Philodromidae, Philodromidae (Araneae): [Key to species, Iran, P. 687]., Pholcidae, Pholcidae (Araneae): [Key to species, Iran, P. 688]., Salticidae, Salticidae (Araneae): [Key to species, Iran, P. 688]., Systematics, systematics]., Taxonomy, Tetragnathidae, Tetragnathidae (Araneae): [Key to species, Iran, P. 689]., Theridiidae, Theridiidae (Araneae): [Key to species, Iran, P. 689]., Thomisidae (Araneae): [Key to species, Iran, P. 690]., Thomisidae [Iran / / Key to species].

The current study investigated spider fauna of Caspian Costal region or Iran (Guilan, Mazandaran and Golestan provinces) during 2005-2006. Spiders were collected from on the ground and under the stones and grasses by bottle, aspirator, Pitfall trap and pans and from branches, leaves and trunks of different trees and bushes by Steiner and Baggiolini method and insect net. They transferred to the laboratory and classified in 52 species and 51 genera belonged to 20 families. Thirty species, 13 genera and 2 families are reported for the first time from Iran, as follows: Family Agelenidae: Agelena labyrinthica (Clerck, 1757), Cicurina sp., Family Araneidae: Agalenatea redii (Scopoli, 1763), Araniella inconspicua (Simon, 1874), Araniella alpica (C.L. Koch, 1869), Araneus diadematus Clerck, 1757, Cercidia sp., Cyclosa conica (Pallas, 1772), Hypsosinga sanguinea (C.L.Koch,1845), Family Clubionidae: Clubiona neglecta O.P. Camridge, 1862, Family Amaurobiidae, Family Eresidae: Eresus sp., Dresserus sp., Family Gnaphosidae: Aphantaulax sp., Micaria sp., Family Metidae: Zygiella x-notata (Clerck,1757), Family Miturgidae: Cheiracanthium erraticum (Walckenaer, 1802), Cheiracanthium pennyi O.P.Cambridge,1873, Family Linyphiidae: Microlinyphia sp., Family Lycosidae: Alopecosa pulverulenta (Clerck, 1757), Pardosa amentata (Clerck, 1757), Pardosa agrestis (Westring, 1861), Pardosa monticola (Clerck, 1757), Family Oxyopidae: Oxyopes salticus (Hentx, 1802), Family Philodromidae: Philodromus cespitum (Walckenaer, 1802), Family Pholcidae: Psilochorus simoni (Berland, 1911), Pholcus phalangioides (Fuesslin, 1775), Family Salticidae: Salticus scenicus (Clerck, 1757), Family Tetragnathidae: Tetragnatha montana, Simon, 1874, Tetragnatha javana (Thorell, 1890), Family Theridiidae: Dipoena prona (Menge, 1868), Steatoda albomaculata (Degeer, 1778), Theridion impressum C. L.Koch, Theridion simile C.L.Koch,1836, Family Thomisidae: Misumena vatia (Clerck, 1757), Thanatus formicinus (Clerck, 1757), Thanatus striatus C.L.Koch, 1845, Xysticus cristatus (Clerck, 1757).

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