The site ‘Araneae of India’ provides an overview of the spider diversity of India. All available published taxonomic papers and distributional records are enlisted. The number of spider species known from India have risen steadily from 1067 species (Tikader, 1987), 1442 species (Siliwal et al., 2005), 1520 species (Sebastian & Peter, 2009) to 1686 species (Keswani et al., 2012). Presently, 1887 species under 481 genera in 60 families are known. This list has been updated in accordance with the latest version of the World Spider Catalog. The website would be a resourceful tool for researchers and students who are greatly interested in the diversity of Indian spiders.

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 Cite as: Caleb, J.T.D. & Sankaran, P.M. (2021). Araneae of India. Version 2021, online at [accessed on].  
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