ARABEL - Arachnologia Belgica

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ARABEL, the Arachnologia Belgica is a collaborative effort of scientists and spiders amateurs. It gathers information on collection specimens and observations of spiders in Belgium. Participating organisations are: Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences(RBINS), Royal Museum for Central Africa(RMCA), University of Ghent(UGent) and the Research Institute for Nature and Forest(INBO).

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Occurrence; spiders; Belgium; Occurrence


Frederik Hendrickx
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Department of entomology
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Rue Vautier/Vautierstraat 29
B-1000 Brussels
André Heughebaert
  • Metadata Provider
  • Publisher
Node Manager
Belgian Biodiversity Platform

Geographic Coverage

Belgium49.45, 51.54 / 2.47, 6.46

Bounding Coordinates South West [49.45, 2.47], North East [51.54, 6.46]

Taxonomic Coverage


Order Araneae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1879-01-01 / 2012-01-01

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers fc992520-9e66-11dc-8738-b8a03c50a862