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Family: Pisauridae Genus: Dolomedes
"Fishing Spiders" species: Triton
|Fishing spiders live near water and skate along the surface. Doing this they catch their prey, aquatic insects and small fish.|
|You can see that the spider has distinct markings on its dorsal region and abdomen.|
|Frontal view showing prominent chelicerae with long teeth used for prey.
Also notice the eight eyes in frontal arrangement.
|Fishing spider on top of pond surface. Notice long legs and spots on abdomen.|
|LOCATION: This species is found in the United States and southern Canada and very seldom in the Rockies and Great Plains.|