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Water Spider

Description:

Colorful body, long black legs with a grey head, it looks for shrimp or fish in the stream, a very good swimmer and not aggressive. its about the size of 1 1/2 size of ping pong ball. Its hard to see but he has a web just above the water surface as well.

Habitat:

Jungles and fields

Notes:

I was wading when I noticed he popped up from under the water.

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4 Comments

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 8 years ago

Where was this spotted ?
I would love to go there to spot it too.

RolandEGauthier
RolandEGauthier 8 years ago

If you look closely he is gliding above the water, and he does dive to get fish too I seen it happen personally. Amazing moment.

RolandEGauthier
RolandEGauthier 9 years ago

I do know he is a good swimmer, as i swam near him i seen him dive into the water and came up with a tiny fish. and he glides on top of the water as if he was ice skating.

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 9 years ago

Looks like a Cyrtophora moluccensis.
I didn't know that this spider is a good swimmer.

RolandEGauthier
Spotted by
RolandEGauthier

Sandakan, Malaysia

Spotted on Nov 21, 2012
Submitted on Nov 21, 2012

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