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Giant Water Spider

Photo: Courtesy of Damon Ramsey

 Giant Water Spider, Megadolomedes spp.

  • This huge spider can grow to the size of a human hand.

  • They are usually seen on the edge of freshwater streams with their head down and their font legs in the water flowing by. (as pictured)

  • They are often noticed on the cement or wood on bridges and causeways across water.

  • They hunt for fish and aquatic invertebrates. They are capable of hunting on the surface of the water.

  • They are found all over Australia and can be common along freshwater streams through lowland tropical rainforest.

Script: Courtesy of  Damon Ramsey BSc.(Zool) Biologist Guide

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