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From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future

Sea Spiders

Status Animal
Classification Carnivore/Trapper
Size 10cm - 30cm
Weight 0.5kg - 10kg
Homeworld unknown
Multi-world yes
Canon No
Reference JTAS Online

Sea Spiders are an aquatic arachniform, a creature capable of living and breathing water. Like a spider, the sea spider has a set of spinneretts capable of weaving a web underwater to catch small fish and other swimming life forms. Their strong and sticky webbing can quickly clog water intake and drainage systems.

Sea spiders are Hermaphroditic and hugely prolific egg layers, capable of producing many thousands of eggs a year. While some species of Sea Spiders simply let the eggs go free, many collect eggs into a large egg sack, protected by the spiders silk. Either form adds to the enviornmental damage done by these creatures.

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This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises and by permission of the author.
Eric Funk

This article uses material from the "Sea Spiders" article on the Traveller wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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