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Species Dolomedes albineus - Whitebanded 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 albineus (Whitebanded Fishing Spider)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Size
Female 23 mm, male 18 mm.
Identification
Generally an ID can be made by the white band along the 'face' (clypeus):

D. albineus is also the only member of the North American Fishing Spiders to sometimes sport a mossy-green coloration on the abdomen.