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Unknown Fishing spider


Some sort of water spider, possibly a fishing spider.


Found on a rock along the Makuma river (650 masl) in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador.


Quite common, but I've never seen them doing anything except sit on top of the rocks along the river.

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Tukup a year ago

Hi Mauna - Thanks for the help. It was probably 2 inches, give or take half an inch.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah a year ago

Most likely a fishing spider, Dolomedes species. Less likely: Ancylometes bogotensis. How big was it?

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Morona Santiago, Ecuador

Spotted on Jul 15, 2011
Submitted on Jan 27, 2019

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