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Arachnologie (from ancient Greek ἀράχνη Arachne , German , Spider ' and -logie ) is the science of the arachnids and an area of special zoology .

The arachnology studied

Arachnology examines, among other things, the anatomy , way of life, behavior, ecological function, occurrence and distribution of arachnids .

Probably because of the widespread aversion to spiders ( arachnophobia ), the research status of this discipline is less advanced in comparison to other areas of special zoology . Since arachnids colonize every terrestrial ecosystem and even live in water, the species and subspecies of the families are widespread around the world and have very high degrees of specialization in different orientations, there is a considerable need for research: It can be assumed that even in Central Europe not all species have been described.

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