Arachnologische Gesellschaft

Dolomedes plantarius (Araneae, Pisauridae) in Belarus: records, distribution and implications for conservation

Dolomedes plantarius (Araneae, Pisauridae) in Belarus: records, distribution and implications for conservation

Dolomedes plantarius (Araneae, Pisauridae) in Weißrussland: Nachweise, Verbreitung und Folgerungen für ihren Schutz

Abstract

Dolomedes plantarius (Clerck, 1757) is becoming another iconic species within European conservation programmes. It is commonly accepted that the densest populations of this species are situated in Western Europe and many records confirm this. At the same time Eastern European populations are often not taken into account when assessing future dynamics of species distribution due to climate change. Here we provide data about D. plantarius in Belarus, which includes both an extensive literature survey and our own records in different parts of the country. The evidence provided suggest that Belarus is currently a large refugium for the fen raft spider, which was found during the last 30 years practically everywhere where specialists were interested in its study. We suggest that involvement of international research teams in studies of D. plantarius in Belarus will ensure the most efficient population management in Europe.

Dolomedes plantarius (Clerck, 1757) wird als relevante Art in europäischen Naturschutzprogrammen zunehmend berücksichtigt. Dabei wird allgemein angenommen, dass der Schwerpunkt der Verbreitung der Art in Westeuropa liegt, was auf der Vielzahl der Nachweise von dort beruht. Die osteuropäischen Vorkommen wurden bisher meist nicht beachtet, wenn klimabedingte Verbreitungsveränderungen der Art modelliert wurden. Daten zu D. plantarius aus Weißrussland werden vorgestellt, einerseits aus intensiver Literaturarbeit und andererseits aus eigenen Nachweisen in verschiedenen Teilen des Landes. Damit wird deutlich, dass Weißrussland ein bedeutendes Reservoir für die Art darstellt. Sie wurde in den letzten 30 Jahren fast immer gefunden, wenn gezielt nach ihr gesucht wurde. Wir empfehlen dass die Vorkommen in Weißrussland in die internationale Forschung einbezogen werden, um die Schutzprogramme für die Art zu optimieren.

Zitate / Referenzen

  • Bajčoraŭ U, Hihiniak J & Hihiniak I 2013 New records of species listed in the Red Book of Belarus and invasion of Eastern Crayfish to water bodies of National Park “Biełaviežskaja forest. In: Conference materials “Red Book of Republic of Belarus: State, Issues and Perspectives”. Viciebsk. pp. 7-9 [in Russian]

    --

  • Buchar J & Růžička V 2002 Catalogue of spiders of the Czech Republic. Peres, Praha. 351 pp.

    --

  • Chizhevskaya TP 2009 Rare and protected species of invertebrate animals of National Park “Prypiacki”. In: Conference materials “Issues of conservation of biological diversity and management of biological resources”, Minsk, SSPA “Scientific and practical centre of NAS of Belarus for biological resources” 1: 262-264 [in Russian]

    --

  • Demjanchik VT 2006 Biosphere reserve “Prybužskaje Paleśsie”. Academia publishing, Brest. pp. 143-144 [in Russian]

    --

  • Duffey E 1995 The distribution, status and habitats of Dolomedes fimbtiatus (Clerck) and D. plantarius (Clerck) in Europe. – Proceedings of the 15th European Colloquium of Arachnology: 54-65

  • Duffey E 2012 Dolomedes plantarius (Clerck, 1757) (Araneae: Pisauridae): a reassessment of its ecology and distribution in Europe, with comments on its history at Redgrave and Lopham Fen, England. – Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 15: 285-292

  • Harms D, Dunlop JA & Schütt K 2009 Neue Nachweise der Gerandeten Wasserspinne Dolomedes plantarius in Brandenburg (Araneae: Pisauridae). – Arachnologische Mitteilungen 37: 1-8

  • Helsdingen PJ van 1994 Ecology and distribution of Dolomedes in Europe (Aranedida: Dolomedidae). – Bolletino dell'Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali 26 (345, for 1993): 181-187

  • Holec M 2000 Spiders (Araneae) of the fishpond eulittoral zone. In: Gajdoš P & Pekár S (eds.) Proceedings of the 18th European Colloquium of Arachnology v Stará Lesná. – Ekológia (Bratislava) 19, Supplement 4: 51-54

  • Ivanoŭ UU 2012 Investigation of Dolomedes plantarius (Clerck, 1757) in Belarus. In: Proceedings of VIII Scientific and Practical Conference ‘Current Issues of Ecology’, Hrodna. Janki Kupały HrSU. pp. 86-87 [in Belarusian]

    --

  • Leroy B, Paschetta M, Canard A, Bakkenes M, Isaia M & Ysnel F 2013 First assessment of effects of global change on threatened spiders: Potential impacts on Dolomedes plantarius (Clerck) and its conservation plans. – Biological Conservation 161: 155-163

  • Litvinova, AN, Shlyakhtyonok AS & Ovcharenko VI 1980 On the Fauna of Spiders (Aranei) of Belarus. Transactions of Academy of Sciences of Bielarusian Soviet Socialistic Republic. Biological Science Series (3114). Deposited in VINITI. pp. 1-12 [in Russian]

    --

  • Lukin VV 2006a The spider fauna on the soil-reclamation Channel Bank. In: Proceedings of X Scientific Conference NIRS. Belarusian State University, Minsk. p. 110 [in Russian]

    --

  • Lukin VV 2006b Dynamics of the spider fauna on the soil-reclamation channel under the Influence of anthropogenic factors. – Proceedings of VI International Conference “Ecological Problems of XXI Century”, Minsk 1: 320-322 [in Russian]

    --

  • Maksimienkaŭ M 2011 Dolomedes plantarius. In: Unpublished intermediate report “The Development of Management plan of National Park “Brasłaŭskija lakes”. Minsk. p. 20 [in Russian]

    --

  • Moroz MD & Layenko TM 2013 Aquatic invertebrate animals of rivers Słuč and Łakneja. – Proceedings of Viciebsk State University 7 (5): 76-82 [in Russian]

    --

  • Moroz MD & Shavanova TM 2007 Aquatic and semiaquatic spiders of flood-land oak forests in National Park “Pripyatskiy”. – Bulletin of Belarusian State University (2) 3: 63-66 [in Russian]

    --

  • Ostrovsky AM 2014 Ecology and distribution of spiders of genus Dolomedes Latreille, 1804 (Araneae, Pisauridae) in south-west Belarus. – Young scientist 3 (1): 8-11 [in Russian]

  • Red Book of the Republic of Belarus 2006 Animals. Ministry of natural resources and natural environment protection, Minsk. 318 pp. [in Russian]

    --

  • Ryzhaja AV & Kopysova TS 2007 New records of protected invertebrate species in Grodno region. In: Colloquium of scientific works “Ecological Issues of West Region of Belarus”. Hrodna State University. pp. 166-167 [in Russian]

    --

  • Ryzhaja AV, Kopysova TS & Janurevich OV 2013 Rare and protected species of Grodno region. In: Conference materials “Red Book of Republic of Belarus: State, Issues and Perspectives”. Viciebsk. pp. 150-151 [in Russian]

    --

  • Savarin AA & Ostrovsky AM 2011 Distribution of spiders Argiope bruennichi (Scopoli, 1772) and Dolomedes plantarius (Clerck, 1758) in south-west of Belarus. – Transactions of P. M. Masherov Vitebsk State University 1 (61): 55-58 [in Russian]

    --

  • Shlyakhtyonok AS 1986 The spider (Aranei) fauna of meadow biogeocenoses of Berezinskiy Biosphere Reserve. Transactions of Academy of Sciences of Bielarusian Soviet Socialistic Republic. Biological Science Series (2499). Deposited in VINITI. pp. 1-11 [in Russian]

    --

  • World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1996 Dolomedes plantarius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996. – Internet: www.iucnredlist.org/details/6790/0 (July 21, 2017)