Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Dolomedes minor
No available public DNA sequences.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Dolomedes minor
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
Dolomedes minor, also known as the nursery web spider (not to be confused with members of the family Pisauridae), is a large fishing spider endemic to New Zealand. Female spiders can have a legspan of over 60 mm.
The spider is a pale brown colour, with lighter brown or grey stripes running along the lateral edges of the body. Other stripes and markings help it blend in with its environment, including a stripe running through the middle of its body to the middle of its abdomen - which is less prominent in its relative D. aquaticus.
- Encyclopaedia of New Zealand 1966 - 'SPIDER, NURSERY'
- Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research - Dolomedes minor (Koch)
- Te Papa - Nursery Web Spiders
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