First Record of Three Jumping Spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) in Mergasor (Erbil-Iraq)  

Samir Mirkhan Ahmed1 , Sherwan Taeeb Ahmed2
1 Mergasor hospital,Ministry of Health, Kurdistan region, Erbil, Iraq
2 Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Salahaddin, Kurdistan region, Erbil, Iraq
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International Journal of Molecular Zoology, 2013, Vol. 3, No. 6   doi: 10.5376/ijmz.2013.03.0006
Received: 25 Mar., 2013    Accepted: 07 Apr., 2013    Published: 27 Apr., 2013
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Ahmed, 2013, First Record of Three Jumping Spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) in Mergasor (Erbil-Iraq), Int'l J. Mol. Zoo., Vol.3, No.6, 20-23 (doi:10.5376/ijmz. 2013. 03.0006)


During May through July 2012 many habitats in Mergasor locality were investigated for jumping spiders. Three species and three genera were recorded belonging to the family Salticidae which are Philaeus chrysops, Plexippus paykulli and Saitis leighii. Philaeus chrysops had height population in this area but further investigations are needed to clarify the distribution of other species of Salticidae in this region.

Jumping spider; Salticidae; Philaeus; Plexippus; Saitis
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