Faunistic study of spiders in Khorasan Province, Iran (Arachnida: Araneae)

Document Type : Research articles


Zoology Museum, Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, IRAN


The spiders of Iran are still very incompletely known. As a result of the study of spider fauna in different localities of Khorasan Province and other studies which have been done by other workers a total of 26 families, 63 genera and 95 species are recorded from these areas. Distribution in Khorasan Province and in the world, field and some taxonomic notes are given for each species. Available biological or ecological data are provided.