Checklist of Trinidad and Tobago Spiders - by family

Compiled by: Jo-Anne N. Sewlal

 

     Trinidad and Tobago boasts a rich biodiversity when it comes to spiders, being home to 50 confirmed families and another nine families assumed to be here due to our close proximity to the South American continent (separated by 14 km). This is quite remarkable for these tiny sister islands considering that there are 110 families in the world (Platnick 2011).

 

Family

Number of species

 

Actinopodidae

1

Agelenidae

1

Anapidae

1

Anyphaenidae

2

Araneidae

81

Barychelidae

1

Caponiidae

1

Clubionidae

1

Clubionidae

1

Corinnidae

1

Ctenidae

2

Cyrtaucheniidae

1

Deinopidae

1

Dipluridae

3

Drymusidae

1

Gnaphosidae

1

Liocranidae

1

Linyphiidae

1

Lycosidae

1

Mimetidae

1

Miturgidae

1

Mysmenidae

2

Nephilidae

1

Nesticidae

1

Ochyroeceratidae

1

Oecobiidae

1

Oonopidae

11

Oxyopidae

1

Palpimanidae

1

Philodromidae

1

Pholcidae

6

Pisauridae

2

Prodidomidae

1

Salticidae

117

Scytodidae

2

Selenopidae

1

Senoculidae

1

Sicaridiidae

1

Sparassidae

1

Symphytognathidae

1

Synotaxidae

1

Tetrablemmidae

1

Tetragnathidae

8

Theraphosidae

3

Theridiidae

11

Theridiosomatidae

1

Thomisidae

4

Titanoecidae

1

Trechaleidae

2

Uloboridae

3

Zodariidae

1

TOTAL                 50

296

 

This list should be cited as follows:
 

Sewlal, J. N. 2013. Checklist of Trinidad and Tobago spider families, online at: http://www.caribbeanspiders.com/checklist_of_spiders_in_trinidad.htm