The checklist of Lithuanian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae)

  • Marija Biteniekytė
  • Vygandas Rėlys
Keywords: Araneae, spiders, checklist, Lithuania, faunistics


This paper summarizes data on all spider (Arachnida, Araneae) species found in Lithuania. The list of 445 Lithuanian spiders (Araneae) of 29 families is based on 35 sources of literature published until 2011. Family names, generic and species nomen­ clature are in compliance with the classification proposed by N. I. Platnick. All the published sources containing information about spider species found in the territory of Lithuania are provided. Taking into account the described diversity of spider fauna of the neighbouring countries we may expect approximately 100 spider species to be recorded in Lithuanian fauna in the future.
General Biology