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A check list of the spider fauna of the Karoo National Park, South Africa (Arachnida: Araneae)

Anna S. Dippenaar-Schoeman, Astri Leroy, Marie de Jager, Annette van den Berg
Koedoe | Vol 42, No 1 | a219 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v42i1.219 | © 1999 Anna S. Dippenaar-Schoeman, Astri Leroy, Marie de Jager, Annette van den Berg | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 30 July 1999 | Published: 31 July 1999

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Anna S. Dippenaar-Schoeman,, South Africa
Astri Leroy,, South Africa
Marie de Jager,, South Africa
Annette van den Berg,, South Africa

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Abstract

A check list of the spider species of the Karoo National Park collected over a period of 10 years is presented. Thirty-eight families, represented by 102 genera and 116 species have been collected. Of these species, 76 (66.4 ) were wanderers and 39 (33.6 ) web builders. The Araneidae have the highest number of species (14) followed by the Thomisidae (10) and the Gnaphosidae (8), while 14 families are represented by a single species. Information on spider guilds, their habitat preference and web types is provided. This study forms part of the South African National Survey of Arachnida (SANSA).

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Araneae, check list, Karoo National Park, South Africa, spiders.

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