A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF SPIDER FAUNA IN ASSOCIATED MANGROVES OF MUTHUPET AT ADIRAMPATTINAM COAST, TAMIL NADU, INDIA
A preliminary survey of the spider fauna of Mangroves at Adirampattinam coast, Tamilnadu was carried out from April 2013 to July 2013. A total of 9 species of spiders belonging to 6 genera under 5 families viz., Lycosidae, Oxyopidae, Araneidae, Tetragnathidae and Eresidae were recorded. Amongst these families the Lycosa species is the most dominated throughout the study period. The species diversity and richness was highest in the month of June.
Key words: Spider, diversity index and Mangroves.
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