Kovblyuk M.M.1, Marusik Yu.M.2, Ponomarev A.V.3, Gnelitsa V.A.4, Nadolny A.A.5 2011. Spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Abkhazia // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.20. No.1: 21–56 [in English].

1,5 Zoology Department, National Taurida V.I. Vernadsky University, Yaltinskaya street 4, Simferopol 95007, Ukraine. E-mail: 1 kovblyuk@mail.ru; 5 nadolnyanton@mail.ru

2 Institute for Biological Problems of the North, RAS, Portovaya Str. 18, Magadan 685000, Russia. E-mail: yurmar@mail.ru

3 Institute of Arid Zones, South Scientific Centre RAS, Chekhov str., 41, Rostov-on-Don 344006 Russia. E-mail: ponomarev1952@mail.ru

4 Biological Faculty, National Taras Shevchenko University of Kiev, Volodymyrska street 64, Kiev 01033, Ukraine. E-mail: gnelitsa@mail.ru

KEY WORDS: spiders, Aranei, annotated check-list, West Caucasus, Abkhazia.

ABSTRACT: A list of 283 species belonging to 42 families found in Abkhazia is presented. Eleven families (Atypidae, Coelotidae, Dictynidae, Filistatidae, Hahniidae, Leptonetidae, Liocranidae, Mysmenidae, Philodromidae, Theridiosomatidae, Zoridae) and 130 species have been found in Abkhazia for the first time. Seven species are illustrated.

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