A Preliminary Survey for Spiders on Montserrat, West Indies.

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dc.contributor.author Sewlal, Jo-Anne N
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-12T21:29:29Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-12T21:29:29Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/10092
dc.description.abstract During a two-week period in September 2009, a wide variety of habitats on the island of Montserrat, West Indies, were surveyed for the presence of spiders. When compared to the results of previous surveys in the Eastern Caribbean islands, natural habitats in Montserrat at a high altitude showed a higher species richness than those at a lower altitude. Also, like a previous survey in Grenada, Montserrat produced a higher species in natural habitats compared to those that were man-made or influenced by human activity. Members of the families Araneidae and Salticidae comprised almost half of the species found. Twenty-one localities were surveyed from 13 habitats, including five man-made habitats. Seventeen families representing 43 species were collected. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This project was partially funded by a Vincent Roth Award from the American Arachnological Society, and an Award of Excellence from the UWI Credit Union en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club en_US
dc.subject Spiders, Araneidae, Linyphiidae, Miturgidae, Mimetidae, Oxyopidae, Tetragnathidae, Pholcidae, Sparassidae, Salticidae, Oecobiidae, Plectreuridae, Theridiidae, Thomisidae, Sicariidae, Selenopidae, Scytodidae, Theraphosidae. en_US
dc.title A Preliminary Survey for Spiders on Montserrat, West Indies. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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