Number of animals in which the ability to walk on water has independently evolved

Range >1200 species
Organism Metazoa animals
Reference Mammola S, Michalik P, Hebets EA, Isaia M. Record breaking achievements by spiders and the scientists who study them. PeerJ. 2017 Oct 315:e3972. doi: 10.7717/peerj.3972 p.22 2nd paragraphPubMed ID29104823
Primary Source Bush JW, Hu DL. 2006. Walking on water: biolocomotion at the interface. Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics 38(1):339–369 DOI 10.1146/annurev.fluid.38.050304.092157
Comments P.22 2nd paragraph: "The ability to walk on water has evolved independently among over 1,200 species of vertebrates and invertebrates (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 116189