Spiders Catch and Eat Fish, Says New Study

June 19, 2014 10:48 AM

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Spiders Catch and Eat Fish, Says New Study

A new research conducted by Prof Martin Nyffeler from the University of Basel and Prof Bradley Pusey from the University of Western Australia provides evidence that fish predation by spiders is geographically widespread, occurring on all continents except Antarctica.

Example from Europe. Gravid adult female Dolomedes plantarius captured stickleback, Pungitius laevis, in turf pond in East Anglia, UK. Image credit: Helen Smith, South Lopham, Norfolk, UK.

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