Check List 10(2): 355-365, doi: 10.15560/10.2.355
Ants (Formicidae) and Spiders (Araneae) listed from the Metropolitan Region of Salvador, Brazil
expand article infoTercio da Silva Melo, Marcelo Cesar Lima Peres§, João Lucas Chavari|, Antonio Domingos Brescovit|, Jacques Hubert Charles Delabie
‡ Universidade Federal da Bahia; Universidade Católica do Salvador, Brazil§ Universidade Católica do Salvador, Brazil| Instituto Butantan, Laboratório Especial de Coleções Zoológicas, Brazil¶ Universidade Federal da Bahia; Laboratório de Mirmecologia, Brazil
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We present an ant and spider species list from five localities of the Metropolitan Region of Salvador (MRS). The MRS is placed in an Atlantic Forest area classified as dense broadleaf forest, considered to be of high biological importance and priority for conservation. We determined 198 species of ants (8 of these are considered to be synanthropic and/or exotic), distributed across nine subfamilies. We determined 164 species of spiders (14 of them being synanthropic and/or exotic), distributed across thirty families. Therefore, this survey shows that the urban environment of the MRS still harbors a large number of native fauna species.
ants; Formicidae; Spiders; Araneae; Brazil; Salvador; inventory; Atlantic Forest