Dolomedes fimbriatus

  • Dolomedes fimbriatus by Cyril Courtial
  • Dolomedes_fimbriatus by N.Vėlavičienė
  • Dolomedes_fimbriatus by Jansen Ludwig

Dolomedes fimbriatus Marsh Dolomède

Reigns Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Sous-embr. Chelicerata
Class Arachnida
Order Araneae
Suborder Araneomorphae
Family Pisauridae
Genus Dolomedes
Binomial name Dolomedes fimbriatus (Clerck, 1757)

Dolomedes fimbriatus, Dolomède Marsh, is a species of spider in the Pisauridae family.

This species occurs in the Palearctic. It is a fairly widespread in France and Europe spider but it is scarce because of the disappearance of its biotope: swamps where the water remains permanently.

Females are up to 22 mm and sometimes a little more, males between 11 and 17 mm.
The dark body is brown with a yellowish lateral band.

The spider can immerse themselves in the water without drowning. It feeds on aquatic insects, FRY, petitsbatraciens.
Females lay more than a thousand eggs they divided in two (sometimes more) Green cocoons.

Possible confusion with
Dolomedes plantarius, distinguished only by details at the level of the genitals...(much darker in general)

Picture 1 Cyril Courtial source dos26/temp/dolofi.jpg
Photo 2 N.Vėlavičienė   source
Picture 3 Jansen Ludwig  source dos104/temp/dolomedes_fimbrie.jpg

Dolomedes_fimbriatus by Ehrhardt Michel

See palps 

Photo Ehrhardt Michel
source dos109/temp/clipboard_dolome.jpg

Published 5 Jan... 2013 by Tim Balmer
A short film shot in my back garden in Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom, over a period of a few weeks in 2012. I hope that this little movie will prompt you to look in your own pond garden and testimonial for you the wonders that lie both on and beneath the surface... It's a fascinating thing, and I hope that you'll agree?
Please listen with speakers or headphones down as I hope that this will increase your enjoyment of this film.
All the images and the music of author Tim Balmer 2013.

Appendices and bibliography

Referring sites

Araneus fimbriatus Clerck, 1757
Araneus undatus Clerck, 1757
Aranea fimbriata Linnaeus, 1758
Aranea virescens Linnaeus, 1758
Aranea palustris Linnaeus, 1758
Aranea schaefferi Scopoli, 1763
Aranea paludosa Geer, 1778
Aranea marginata Geer, 1778
Aranea elongata Olivier, 1789
Aranea elegans Meyer, 1790
Aranea 14-punctata Schrank, 1803
Dolomedes marginatus Walckenaer, 1805
Argyroneta bicolor Risso, 1826
Dolomedes limbatus Hahn, 1831
Dolomedes italicus Thorell, 1875

Original publication
Clerck, 1757: Svenska rummet, uti sina hufvud-slagter indelte samt under nagra och sextio sarskildte arter beskrefne och med illuminerade be uplyste. Stockholmiae, pp. 1-154.

Reference Catalogue of Life: Dolomedes fimbriatus (Clerck, 1757) (en)
Reference Fauna Europaea: Dolomedes fimbriatus (en)