Survival time of tide-induced submergence (under water)

Range ≤19 days
Organism Spider (family Desidae) Desis marina
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.27 4th paragraphPubMed ID29104823
Primary Source McQueen DJ, McLay CL. 1983. How does the intertidal spider Desis marina (Hector) remain under water for such a long time? New Zealand Journal of Zoology 10(4):383–391 DOI 10.1080/03014223.1983.10423933
Method Primary source abstract: "Field surveys showed that they [Desis marina (Araneae: Desidae)] were distributed down to 77 cm below MSL [mean sea level] and that spiders living at such depths are required to survive up to 19 days of tide-induced submergence."
Comments P.27 4th paragraph: "Longest time under water in a nest—Up to 19 days. Desis marina (Hector) (Desidae) inhabits intertidal rocky habitats in New Caledonia and New Zealand (WSC, 2017). In these habitats, the species sometimes needs to survive up to 19 days of tide-induced submergence (primary source). Despite lacking specific respiratory adaptations, Desis marina is able to hide away inside bull kelp holdfasts or sea worm burrows on the shore, blocking the water out with a lid woven of silk (Rovner, 1986, GWR, 2017)."
Entered by Uri M
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