The Desidae family is known for inhabiting in the water. The members of the family use silk threads to secure the object they live in. This creates an air bubble which they use during the high tide. The big family has around 330 species and 60 genera.
Size: Female spiders are typically larger with a size of around 0.35 in (0.88 cm), and males are slightly smaller sizing 0.23 in (0.58 cm).
Color: The color depends on each species, but mostly they have a red to brown appearance, with white hairs.
Other Characteristic Features: The abdomen is large, and they have slender eggs.
It is believed that the spider lay eggs in a sac, like so many other members of the family.
The appearance and activities of the spiderlings are yet to be observed and examined.
Some species of the family make water-proof and thick webs.
It is not known whether they are a threat to humans or not.
|Distribution||Australasia and South America and Malaysia|
|Habitat||Barnacle shells, around corals and plants|