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Opopaea andranomay       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 34422). CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace brown, without any pattern, ovoid in dorsal view, pars cephalica slightly elevated in lateral view, anteriorly narrowed to 0.49 times its maximum width or less, with rounded posterolateral corners, posterolateral edge without pits, posterior margin not bulging below posterior rim, anterolateral corners without extension or projections, posterolateral surface without spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth, sides striated, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, smooth, without denticles. Clypeus margin unmodified, straight in front view, sloping forward in lateral view, low, ALE separated from edge of carapace by less than their radius, median projection absent. Chilum absent. LEGS: Leg spines absent. Trichobothria examined with Stereo microscope; tibia: I three, II three, III one, IV three; metatarsus: each with one.
Opopaea andranomay, male habitus, ventral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34422)

OPOPAandramphabv34422DA.tif

Opopaea andranomay, male habitus, dorsal view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34422)

OPOPAandramphabd34422DA.tif

Opopaea andranomay, male abdomen, dorsal view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34422)

OPOPAandrampabdd34422DA.tif

Opopaea andranomay, male habitus, lateral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34422)

OPOPAandramphabl34422DA.tif

Opopaea andranomay, male abdomen, lateral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34422)

OPOPAandrampabdl34422DA.tif

Opopaea andranomay, male carapace, anterior view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34422)

OPOPAandrampcara34422DA.tif

Opopaea andranomay, male carapace, lateral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34422)

OPOPAandrampcarl34422DA.tif

Opopaea andranomay, male carapace, dorsal view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34422)

OPOPAandrampcard34422DA.tif

Opopaea andranomay, male carapace, ventral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34422)

OPOPAandrampcarv34422DA.tif

Opopaea andranomay, male palp, prolateral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34422)

OPOPAandramppalp34422DA.tif

Opopaea andranomay, male palp, retrolateral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34422)

OPOPAandramppalr34422DA.tif

Opopaea andranomay, male leg IV, retrolateral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34422)

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Opopaea andranomay, male leg IV, prolateral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34422)

OPOPAandrample4p34422DA.tif


            Female (PBI_OON 3843). As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace orange-brown, pars cephalica strongly elevated in lateral view, with angular posterolateral corners, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica striated, carapace pars cephalica elevated posteriorly with one continuous row of 4 recurved denticules; lateral margin rebordered; plumose setae near posterior margin of pars thoracica absent; non-marginal pars cephalica setae dark, needle-like, present in u-shaped row; non-marginal pars thoracica setae absent; marginal setae absent. Clypeus cheliceral paturon usually detached from clypeus posterior margin and directed oblically, long and thin distally but heavier and bearing lateral boss proximally. Eyes six, small, ALE largest, ALE oval, PME oval, PLE circular; posterior eye row straight from above, procurved from front; ALE separated by less than their radius, ALE-PLE separated by less than ALE radius, PME touching throughout most of their length, PLE-PME separated by less than PME radius. Sternum longer than wide, orange-brown, uniform, fused to carapace, median concavity absent, with radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, furrow smooth, radial furrow opposite coxae III absent, surface smooth, without pits, microsculpture absent, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin unmodified, posterior margin not extending posteriorly of coxae IV, lateral margin without infra-coxal grooves, distance between coxae approximately equal, extensions of pre-coxal triangles absent, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump, posterior part hexagonal not constricted; setae abundant, dark, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from surface. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium orange-brown. Chelicerae slightly divergent, anterior face unmodified, cheliceral paturon usually detached from clypeus; fangs directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae dark, needle-like, densest medially; paturon inner margin with pairs of enlarged setae, distal region unmodified, posterior surface unmodified. Labium elongated hexagon, not fused to sternum, anterior margin not indented at middle. Endites distally not excavated. ABDOMEN: globular, without long posterior extension, rounded posteriorly, inter-scutal membrane rows of small sclerotized platelets absent posteriorly, ovoid in males but globular in females; dorsum soft portions orange-brown, without color pattern. Book lung covers small, round, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified, abdomen booklong covers anterolateral edge thick and sclerotized but without tubercules. Posterior spiracles not connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, with small, dorsolateral, triangular extensions, scuto-pedicel region with paired curved scutal ridges, scutum not extending far dorsal of pedicel, matted setae on anterior ventral abdomen in pedicel area absent. Dorsal scutum strongly sclerotized, red-brown, without color pattern, covering full length of abdomen, no soft tissue visible from above, fused to epigastric scutum, middle surface punctate, sides punctate, anterior half without projecting denticles. Epigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, not surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent, without lateral joints. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, orange-brown, long, semicircular, covering nearly full length of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, with short posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Spinneret scutum present, complete ring. Dorsum setae present, dark, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, dark, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, dark, needle-like. Spinneret scutum with fringe of long setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus absent. LEGS: orange-brown, without color pattern; femur IV not thickened, same size as femora I-III, patella plus tibia I shorter than carapace, tibia I unmodified, tibia IV specialized hairs on ventral apex absent, tibia IV ventral scopula absent, metatarsi I and II meso-apical comb absent, metatarsi III and IV weak ventral scopula absent. GENITALIA: Shape: with a short and narrow postgynum depression, postgynum depression ridge thin and weakly sclerotized. Scutal ridge thick and with a thick boatlike sclerotized median area bearing a small elliptical parmula..
Opopaea andranomay, female habitus, ventral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---03843)

OPOPAandrafphabv03843DA.tif

Opopaea andranomay, female habitus, dorsal view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---03843)

OPOPAandrafphabd03843DA.tif

Opopaea andranomay, female abdomen, dorsal view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34422)

OPOPAandrafpabdd34422DA.tif

Opopaea andranomay, female epigynum, epigynal area, dorsal view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34422)

OPOPAandrafpepid34422DA.tif

Opopaea andranomay, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---34422)

OPOPAandrafpepiv34422DA.tif

 

DISTRIBUTION

MADAGASCAR
Opopaea andranomay coordinates
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MATERIAL EXAMINED
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PBI USI Country State Division Locality Sex Type Status Elevation(m) GPS Coordinate Habitat Collection_Date Collector Inst. Code
PBI_OON 00034423  MADAGASCAR  Antananarivo  Anjozorobe  MADAGASCAR: Antananarivo: 3km 41 NE Andranomay, 11.5 km 147 SSE Anjozorobe  2 Mixed    1300  -18.47333; 47.96000  montane rainforest  05 Dec 2000  Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team  CAS 
PBI_OON 00034422  MADAGASCAR  Antananarivo  Anjozorobe  MADAGASCAR: Antananarivo: 3km 41 NE Andranomay, 11.5 km 147 SSE Anjozorobe  10 Mixed  Holotype  1300  -18.47333; 47.96000  montane rainforest  05 Dec 2000  Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team  CAS 
PBI_OON 00035030  MADAGASCAR  Antananarivo  Anjozorobe  MADAGASCAR: Antananarivo: 3km 41 NE Andranomay, 11.5 km 147 SSE Anjozorobe  1 Adult Male    1300  -18.47333; 47.96000  montane rainforest  05 Dec 2000  Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team  CAS 
PBI_OON 00034421  MADAGASCAR  Antananarivo  Anjozorobe  MADAGASCAR: Antananarivo: 3km 41 NE Andranomay, 11.5 km 147 SSE Anjozorobe  1 Adult Male    1300  -18.47333; 47.96000  montane rainforest  05 Dec 2000  Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team  CAS 
PBI_OON 00035197  MADAGASCAR  Antananarivo  Anjozorobe  MADAGASCAR: Antananarivo: 3km 41 NE Andranomay, 11.5 km 147 SSE Anjozorobe  8 Mixed    1300  -18.47333; 47.96000  montane rainforest  05 Dec 2000  Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team  CAS 
PBI_OON 00003843  MADAGASCAR  Toamasina  Ambatovy  MADAGASCAR: Toamasina: Ambatovy, 12.4 km NE Moramanga  3 Mixed  Paratype  1080  -18.83944; 48.30833  montane rainforest  04 Mar 2007  B.L. Fisher et. al.  CAS 


 
 
 
 
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