Fluctuación anual de la densidad de arañas tejedoras del género Argiope en las islas Columbretes: Consecuencias sobre la lagartija endémica Podarcis atrata

Translated title of the contribution: Annual variation in the density of orb-web spiders of the genus Argiope at the Columbretes Islands: Consequences on the endemic lizard Podarcis atrata

Aurora M. Castilla, Enric Pastor, Guillem X. Pons

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In this study we document the spatial and temporal variation in the density of two orb-web spiders (Argiope lobata and A. bruennichi) in the Natural Park of Columbretes islands (Castellón, Spain) during 3 consecutive years (2004-2006). The masive presence of these species was detected for the first time in 2004 in the main island Columbrete Grande (13 ha). From then, we followed their population size. It is very important to document temporal fluctuations in the density of invader species, mainly in small islands occupied by endemic vertebrate and invertebrate species that may suffer higher predation and competition for food.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)137-143
Number of pages7
JournalBolleti de la Societat d'Historia Natural de les Balears
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006



  • Araneidae
  • Argiope
  • Columbretes islands
  • Density
  • Global change
  • Habitat
  • Invasions
  • Podarcis atrata

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Geology

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