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"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

Environment
Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

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ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Diversity and distribution of Spider fauna (family- Araneidae) in and around Katepurna Sanctuary, Akola, India

Milind V. Shirbhate  

Department of Zoology, Shankarlal Khandelwal Arts, Science and Commerce College, Akola (MS)
Amrita M. Shirbhate
Department of Zoology, Mahatma Phule Arts and Science College, Patur, Dist Akola (MS)

Abstract

A study on the diversity and distribution of spider fauna (Family- Araneidae) in and around the Katepurna Sanctuary, Akola India was conducted during February 2015 to December 2016. A total 11 genus and 26 species of family Araenidae (Arachnida: Araneae) were recorded. The generic diversity is in the order of Neoscona (9), Cyclosa (3), Larinia (3), Cyrtophora (2), Eriovixia (2), Poltys (2), Araneus (1), Argiope (1), Chorizopes (1), Gasteracantha (1), Zygiella (1).

Araneidae, Diversity and distribution, Katepurna, Sanctuary, Spider

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Shirbhate, M. V., & Shirbhate, A. M. (2017). Diversity and distribution of spider fauna (family-Araneidae) in and around Katepurna Sanctuary, Akola, India. Environment Conservation Journal18(3), 45-52.

:https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2017.18306

Received: 15.06.2017

Revised:02.08.2017

Accepted: 25.09.2017

First Online: 21.12. 2017

:https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2017.18306

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