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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(4): 911-918      |                 Available online, December 22, 2018

Species diversity, abundance and habitat association of spiders with relation to their guild composition in different habitats of North Bengal Wild Animals Park (Bengal Safari)

Ghosh Namrata, Biswas  Rajib and Mitra Aditya

 

North Bengal Wild Animals Park, (Bengal Safari) Siliguri, West Bengal

*Corresponding Author Email: ghosh.namrata1991@gmail.com  |   Email : dr.pmahesh@gmail.com        

 

Received : 15.07.2018     |    Accepted : 30.10.2018       |      Published : 22.12.2018

A field study was carried out to determine the spider population and diversity according to seasonal variation in the North Bengal Wild Animals Park, Bengal Safari. Seasonal sampling was conducted. The study was carried out using belt transects, vegetation beating, pitfall traps and leaf litter extraction. Consecutive survey for three seasons revealed occurrence of 38 species belonging to 16 families. Of these Salticids were predominant (31%) and Aranidae contributed 10% of the spider species. Shannon index, Simpson index and Evenness index were evaluated. Spiders belonging to different feeding guild and population were higher during summer season in comparison to other seasons. The study suggests influence of seasonal variations on occurrence and diversity of spiders in the study area.

 

Key Words: Bengal Safari, survey, spider species, seasonal variation, spider assemblages


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Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan

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Ghosh Namrata, Biswas  Rajib and Mitra Aditya (2018) Species diversity, abundance and habitat association of spiders with relation to their guild composition in different habitats of North Bengal Wild Animals Park (Bengal Safari). Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(4): 911-918. 

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Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful to West Bengal Zoo Authority and Director, North Bengal Wild Animals Park (Bengal Safari) for permitting to use the research base in conducting the field studies in the study area during the collection, processing and identification of spiders.

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Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.

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Copyright: © 2018 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derives License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.

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