Fishing Spider (Dolomedes)

Fishing Spiders are without a doubt one of the strangest spider on the planet. Also known as Dolomedes, Raft Spiders and Dock Spiders there are over a hundred different species in this group. All of these spiders but one is spend some of their lives in the water. Quite a few of these Fishing Spiders have a slightly visible stripe down the side of their bodies. You can check out the Fishing Spider in the video below...

As you can see these spiders are sit and wait predators, as soon as they feel the ripples on the water they are so light that they literally walk on water. Fishing Spiders often eat small insects, frogs and of course, fish.

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