Epigeic organisms live on the soil surface, in addition, the term can also be applied to animals that cannot burrow, swim or fly. For example, a wolf spider is an example of an epigeal animal because it is always in contact with a surface since it cannot burrow, swim or fly.

A photograph of a Wolf Spider.

A Wolf spider (Pardosa sp.) is an epigeal animal.

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