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Large and boldly marked, the fishing spider closely resembles the wolf spider, although it has eight eyes equal in size, three tarsal claws, and it lacks a cribellum, which is a spinning organ found just in front of the spinners. Coloring is grey to brown with light areas and light spots on its brown abdomen. On average, length is 17-26mm for females, and 9-13mm for males. The length for females can sometimes exceed 30mm.
(Jackman 1997, Preston-Mafham and Preston-Mafham 1996)
Range mass: 1.0 to 1.5 g.
Average mass: 1.0 g.
Other Physical Features: ectothermic ; bilateral symmetry