World Spider Trait Database

The World Spider Trait (WST) database has been designed to contain trait data in a broad sense, from morphological traits to ecological characteristics, ecophysiology, behavioural habits, and more. The data includes individual measurements, observations, or composite characteristics, but exclude molecular data. Faunistic records are also included if these contain reference to a species traits (e.g. habitat type), and there is an option for all records to be geo-referenced.

The database is linked with the World Spider Catalog and in future it shall be linked with catalogues of other orders. It has comprehensive search options and export capability. The entered trait records have been standardized, quality-checked by authors, and approved by the editor.