Also known as “dock spiders”, they are so called for ambushing their prey on the surface of water. They usually anchor their back legs on a rock or plant, and then use their front legs to feel water vibrations.
Ambushes insects on the surface of water. Some species dive under water when threatened. Females carry their egg sac with their fangs.
Fishing spiders feed on insects.
Streams, rivers, and ponds in most of Jordan, including Wadi Mujib, Wadi al-Seer, and Azraq.