Six-spotted fishing spider

Dolomedes triton

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 they quickly vanish through the cracks of a boat dock.

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