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Dolomedes briangreenei |
This identification is derived from the following research paper: R.J. Raven and W. Hebron (2018) Memoirs of the Queensland Museum (Nature) 60, 233-381.
female: at least 20 mm|
male: 13 mm
On the surface of freshwater ponds; this spider also moves under water when necessary
The toxicity of the venom of this species is unknown
The white lateral bands on the abdomen and especially on the cephalothorax make this spider easy to recognize and the pale spots on the inner segments of the legs
are also distinctive. There are several other Australian Dolomedes species that are quite similar in markings but D. briangreenei seems to be the most common one in
South-east Queensland, which is where the specimens shown above were found.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some other Dolomedes species.
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Last updated 8 February 2019.