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Species Dolomedes triton - Six-spotted Fishing Spider

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Pisauridae (Nursery Web Spiders)
Genus Dolomedes (Fishing Spiders)
Species triton (Six-spotted Fishing Spider)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Greek (τριτων): named after the minor sea god, son of Poseidon.
Identification
The abdomen has a series of small paired white spots. The sternum is marked with six large black spots. (1)

This species and D. striatus appear to have striped femurs. While all other species have banded femurs. ~ Lynette 10/15/11
Range
Thoughout the United States and southern Canada, although seldom encountered in the Rockies and Great Plains. (1)
See Also
Often confused with pirate wolf spiders:
Internet References
www.canadianarachnology.org - Images and information.
Works Cited
1.How to Know the Spiders
B. J. Kaston. 1978. WCB/McGraw-Hill.