Dolomedes mizhoanus Kishida 1936,

Jäger, Peter, 2007, Spiders from Laos with descriptions of new species (Arachnida: Araneae), Acta Arachnologica 56 (1), pp. 29-58: 40

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.2476/asjaa.56.29

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Dolomedes mizhoanus Kishida 1936
status

 

Dolomedes mizhoanus Kishida 1936 

Figs. 18-20

Material examined. 1 female ( SMF 56211), L15, by hand, 8.III.2006GoogleMaps  .

The species was described from Taiwan ( Kishida 1936). Later it was recorded from four southern provinces in China: Hunan, Hainan, Guangxi, and Yunnan ( Zhang et al. 2004). The single female from the Nam Khan river in Ban Keng Koung represents the first record for Laos. The animal was sitting on a wooden boat, ambushing for prey during day time.

Although the present specimen (total length 23 mm) is dictinctly larger than those mentioned for China (total length 10-14 mm) and some details of the internal duct system are differing (i.e. relatively larger anterior loops, larger fertilisation ducts), it is considered conspecific with specimens from China ( Zhang et al. 2004: figs. 19- 20) as general shape of epigynum and epigynal field (e.g. anterior bands included in the field) as well as course and shape of the internal duct system and body colouration are congruent.

SMF

Germany, Frankfurt-am-Main, Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Senckenberg

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pisauridae

Genus

Dolomedes