Fish Predation by Semi-Aquatic Spiders: A Global Pattern

  title={Fish Predation by Semi-Aquatic Spiders: A Global Pattern},
  author={Martin Nyffeler and Bradley J. Pusey},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
More than 80 incidences of fish predation by semi-aquatic spiders – observed at the fringes of shallow freshwater streams, rivers, lakes, ponds, swamps, and fens – are reviewed. We provide evidence that fish predation by semi-aquatic spiders is geographically widespread, occurring on all continents except Antarctica. Fish predation by spiders appears to be more common in warmer areas between 40° S and 40° N. The fish captured by spiders, usually ranging from 2–6 cm in length, are among the most… 

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