An overview of the spider fauna of Maio (Cape Verde Islands), with some additional recent records (Arachnida, Araneae)

Rainer Breitling, Amelia Coleing, Tiago Peixoto, Helen Nagle, E. Geoffrey Hancock, Robert N. Kelsh, Tamas Szekely

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Abstract

Based on a collection of spiders obtained during ecological fieldwork in 2009 and an extensive literature review, we summarize the current state of knowledge of spider biodiversity on the island of Maio. The total number of species reported from Maio is now 46, representing 18 families and including 16 species (35%) endemic to the Cape Verde Islands. The family Dictynidae (meshweb spiders), represented by the saline-adapted Devade cf. indistincta, is reported for the first time from
Cape Verde.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-52
JournalZoologia Caboverdiana
Volume2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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