Predation by Three Species of Spiders on a cave Fish in a Mexican Sulphur Cave. / Horstkotte, Joachim; Riesch, Rüdiger; Plath, Martin; Jäger, Peter.

In: Bulletin of the British arachnological Society, Vol. 15, No. 2, 07.2010, p. 55-58.

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Previously, giant water bugs (Belostoma sp., Belostomatidae) were thought to be the only predators of the cave-dwelling fish Poecilia mexicana (Poeciliidae) in a southern Mexican sulphur cave (Cueva del Azufre). Here, we report on three species of Araneae [Ctenidae gen. sp., Tinus sp. (Pisauridae), and Hemirrhagus pernix (Theraphosidae)] from that cave, which also prey on P. mexicana. To our knowledge, this is the first report of spider predation on a cave fish.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-58
Number of pages4
JournalBulletin of the British arachnological Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010
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