FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2018 Vol.24 No.1 PP 163-173
SPIDER FAUNA FROM NORTH MAHARASHTRA, INDIA
NAYAN R. MAHESHWARI*, SACHIN R PATIL1 AND MANOJKUMAR Z. CHOPDA
Department of Zoology,
Moolji Jaitha College, JALGAON-425 002.
1Zoological Survey of India (ZSI),
Western Regional Centre, Akurdi, PUNE-411 044
*Corresponding Author :
nrmaheshwari@gmail.com
ABSTRACT
Researchers carried out spider fauna in Satpuda hills of Malghat region of Maharastra, however, no record was found on part of North Maharashtra region situated at the foot of Satpuda range. Hence, here an attempt has been made to find out the fauna of spiders from North Maharashtra of India. Satpuda is a range of hills which holds rich biodiversity with different types of forest. The species were identified by using keys for Indian spiders. A total of 71 species of spiders belonging to 15 families were recorded. Such surveys building neglected spider fauna database. Therefore, this is the first attempt to report the spider fauna from North Maharashtra, India.

Key words : Arachnid, Diversity, Maharashtra, Satpuda, Spider.
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