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Title Species Diversity of Salticid Spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) according to Elevation and Vegetation Type in Western Mindanao State University – Experimental Forest Area, Upper La Paz, Zamboanga City, Philippines
Posted by Olga Nueza
Authors Kirstin Kaye O. Labanon1* and Olga M. Nuñeza1
Publication date 2020/04
Journal Bulletin of environment, pharmacology and life sciences
Volume 9
Issue 5
Pages 53-64
Publisher Academy for environment and life sciences
Abstract Salticidae is the largest and one of the most diverse spider families. Considering how species diversity patterns vary across spatial gradients, this study aimed to determine the species diversity of salticids along an elevation gradient in WMSU-EFA, La Paz, Zamboanga City. Collection methods were beat netting and vial tapping. Forty-four species under 26 genera were documented. Phintella piatensis was the most abundant species. Leaf litter and leaf surfaces/foliages were the most preferred microhabitats. Data analysis using PAST 3.0 showed highest species diversity at mid-elevation (H’=3.39), high diversity at high elevation (H’=3.02), and the lowest diversity at low elevation (H’=2.57), thus showing a hump-shaped pattern. An even distribution was recorded. However, factors such as vegetation structure and habitat complexity appear to influence species diversity aside from elevation itself.
Index terms / Keywords Diversity pattern, elevation, microhabitat, spatial, vial tapping
DOI https://doi:10.41.03/ijp
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