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Unknown Fishing spider

Description:

Some sort of water spider, possibly a fishing spider.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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


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2 Comments

Tukup
Tukup 5 months ago

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

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 5 months ago

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

Tukup
Spotted by
Tukup

Morona Santiago, Ecuador

Lat: -2.15, Long: -77.69

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

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