FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2021 Vol.27 No.2 PP 239­-253
https://doi.org/10.33451/florafauna.v27i2pp239-253
Assessment of spider richness in the campus of Sree Vidyadhi Raja N.S.S. College, Kottayam (Kerala) India
K. Jayakumar, B.P. Sini1 and *A.V. Sudhikumar2
PG Department of Botany,
S.V.R N.S.S College,
VAZHOOR, KOTTAYAM, KERALA-686505
1PG Department of Zoology,
St. Jude’s College,
THOOTHOOR, TAMIL NADU
2Centre for Animal Taxonomy and Ecology,
Christ College, IRINJALAKUDA, KERALA
*Corresponding Author : Email : spidersudhi@gmail.com
ABSTRACT
Present study investigated spider richness in the campus of S.V.R N.S.S College Kottayam, Kerala. A checklist of 110 species belonging to 77 genera and 19 families has been prepared. Salticidae dominated the population with 25 genera. Among the feeding guild type 37.27% of the documented spiders belong to Stalkers. Some of the spiders collected are endemic to India such as Camaricus khandalaensis, Arachnura angura, Lycosa tista, Oxyopes sunandae, Meotipa multuma and Chalcotropis pennata. High species richness of spider in the campus proposes to consider and implement suitable conservation plans at the earliest.

Key words : Campus, Checklist, Diversity, Endemic, Guild, Spiders, Species.
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