- Acta Arachnologica (ISSN:00015202)
- vol.52, no.1, pp.35-42, 2003 (Released:2007-03-29)
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As a result of a series of faunal surveys of spiders of Okinawa Prefecture, southernmost Japan, following seven species were recognized to occur in the family Pisauridae: Hygropoda higenaga (Kishida 1936), Perenethis venusta L. Koch 1878, Dolomedes yawatai Ono 2002, D. orion n. sp., D. zatsun n. sp., D. horishanus Kishida 1936, and Pisaura bicornis Zhang & Song 1992. Descriptions of the two new species, Dolomedes orion and D. zatsun, are presented. Dolomedes horishanus and Pisaura bicornis are the species whose occurrences in Japan were recognized for the first time. Redescriptions of those two species based on the specimens collected from Okinawa Prefecture are also provided. Dolomedes mizhoanus Kishida 1936 known from Taiwan is newly synonymized with D. horishanus. D. yawatai, which was described from Ishigaki-jima Island, was found to occur also in Iriomote-jima Island. D. okinavensis Kishida 1924 is considered as nomen dubium and hence removed from the species list of Japanese Pisauridae.