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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Pisauridae
Genus: Nukuhiva
Berland, 1935
Species: N. adamnsoni
Binomial name
Nukuhiva adamsoni
(Berland, 1933)
Type species
Dolomedes adamsoni
Berland, 1935
1 species

Dolomedes adamsoni

Nukuhiva is a genus of pisaurid spiders with a single species that occurs only on the Marquesas Islands. It has been found on Nuku Hiva and on Ua Huka, a smaller island about 25 km to the east.[1]


The genus is named after the island Nuku Hiva on the Marquesas Islands. The describer, Lucien Berland, named several genera after islands in the Pacific Ocean during the 1930s. Other names derived from islands in the Marquesas are Uapou and Uahuka.


  1. ^ Nishida, G.M. (2006). French Polynesia Spider Checklist (Preliminary) 2006 November 17 Checklist in .doc format

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