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This spider surfs, eats fish and has a dreadful size!

Australia's most newly-discovered spider surfs, swims and can catch prey up to three times its own size!

Yes, this spider can actually surf on top of waves and hunt for a wide variety of animals including not only insects but also fish and toads, reports BGR.

According to Mashable Australia, this recently discovered critter was shown off at the World Science Festival in Brisbane, Australia by festival cofounder Professor Brian Greene.

Dubbed the dolomedes briangreenei, the spider can submerge itself underwater for up to an hour to hunt down prey, which makes it doubly frightening for any creatures caught in its path, reports BGR.

The spider floats on top of water and senses vibrations below to detect potential prey.

 The largest animals that the spider has been known to eat are cane toads, which can measure up to nine inches in length. For comparison, the dolomedes briangreenei is about the size of a human palm.

The spider can be found in Queensland, Australia, and eats fish, frogs, tadpoles, and even big cane toads, but luckily isn't dangerous to humans, reports BBC. 

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