Checklist of Spider (Arachnida: Araneae) Fauna of Kashmir


  • Nisheet Zehbi Department of Zoology, Central University of Kashmir, Ganderbal 191201, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Mohd Yousuf Department of Zoology, Central University of Kashmir, Ganderbal 191201, Jammu and Kashmir



A checklist of spiders from Kashmir, India, is provided which indicates the occurrence of 185 species under 100 genera and 25 families. The checklist is based primarily on the published records of spiders of Kashmir from 1885 to 2023 (up to January). These faunistic records reveal that the most diverse spider families in this region are Salticidae, Linyphiidae, Araneidae, Gnaphosidae, Thomisidae, Lycosidae and Theridiidae while about 11 families (Cheiracanthiidae, Clubionidae, Ctenidae, Filistatidae, Liocranidae, Mimetidae, Oxyopidae, Pimoidae, Scytodidae, Sicariidae and Uloboridae) are represented by a lone genus. The checklist includes taxa that have been identified upto species level. This checklist compiles the available regional faunistic records to serve future research.


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Zehbi, N., & Yousuf, M. . (2023). Checklist of Spider (Arachnida: Araneae) Fauna of Kashmir. Indian Journal of Entomology, 86(1), 50–64.



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