Fish-Eating Spiders Widespread, Study Says

June 23, 2014 2:54 AM

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Fish-Eating Spiders Widespread, Study Says

A study of spider predation around the world shows that several spiders prey on fish to supplement their diet of insects, sometimes even fish 4.5 times their body weight.

AsianScientist (Jun 23, 2014) – Few people would know that spiders can catch and eat fish-sometimes fish more than twice as long and four times as heavy as them-yet it is a widespread phenomenon and the subject of a paper recently published in the journal PLOS One.

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