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Eight eyes on the prize A six-spotted fishing spider preparing to pounce. <br />
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Dolomedes triton is an arachnid from the nursery web spider family Pisauridae.<br />
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Eight eyes on the prize

A six-spotted fishing spider preparing to pounce.

Dolomedes triton is an arachnid from the nursery web spider family Pisauridae.

Body length 20 mm.

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The six-spotted fishing spider, ''Dolomedes triton'', is an arachnid from the nursery web spider family Pisauridae. This species is from the genus ''Dolomedes'', the fishing spiders. This species of fishing spider is named after the mythological Greek god Triton who is the messenger of the big sea and the son of Poseidon. These spiders can be seen scampering along the water’s surface when a person walks by in which they are often referred to as dock spiders because they are often witnessed as.. more

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Jul 19, 2019. Captured Aug 31, 2015 11:46 in Great Allegheny Passage (North), Smithton, PA 15479, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm