PISAURIDAE - WATER SPIDER

FACT FILE - 002

Family

Pisauridae

Species

Megadolomedes species

Body Length

Female: 16mm, leg span 90mm
Male: 12mm

Habitat

On rocks and bushes along river banks.

Toxicity

Unknown, but treat with caution. May cause mild illness.

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Female. Pattern 1

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Female. Facing view.

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Female with egg mass. Pattern 2
Photo: ┬ęDr Robert Raven

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Sub-adult male. Pattern 2

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Sub-adult male

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Sub-adult male. Facing view.

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Sub-adult male.

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Female shown on my hand to demonstrate size.

 

Very fast moving spider. Can travel underwater.