Clever Fishing Spider

Dolomedes facetus L. Koch, 1876

A spider that is on the larger side that can walk on water or dive under water and walk along the bottom. The feed on small fish on

How to identify Dolomedes facetus?

The legs are long whilst the body is dark and mottled and the head with a silver or dark-gold border

What habitats does Dolomedes facetus live in?

This spider lives around the edge of fresh water impoundments such as dams and swamps and are often seenwalking on the water surface

What is the distribution of Dolomedes facetus?

Across Australia including Tasmania

How big does Dolomedes facetus grow?

Leg span of about 50mm the female body is around 24mm and the male body is about 17mm

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