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A Guide to Common Singapore Spiders
by Joseph K H Koh
  Singapore Fishing Spider
Thalassius sp. (Doleschall) 1859
 
Can attack fish by diving into water and dragging it ashore for feeding.

A female Members of the Pisauridae family are large hunting spiders whose females carry their spherical egg-sacs under the jaws. The egg-sac is eventually enclosed in a three-dimensional web, called the nursery web, in which the spiderlings will hatch.

Classification: Family Pisauridae, Nursery Web Spiders.
Habitat: Lives near water, in vegetation above mangrove swamps and jungle streams.
Female: 16 mm.

Eye arrangement of a
Nursery Web Spider
(Eurychoera quadrimaculata).
Held under the palps is the egg-case.
  From "A Guide to Common Singapore Spiders" by Joseph K. H. Koh
BP Guide to Nature Series published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by British Petroleum
© 2000 Joseph K H Koh