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Opopaea carnarvon       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON_0002302). Total length 1.40. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace orange-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 angular 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, rebordered, without denticles; 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 dark, needle-like; marginal setae dark, needle-like. Clypeus margin slightly rebordered, curved downwards in front view, vertical in lateral view, high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, median projection absent; setae present, dark, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, aLE: 0.072; PME: 0.067; PLE: 0.056, ALE largest, ALE circular, PME squared, 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 as long as wide, orange-brown, uniform, fused to carapace, median concavity absent, with radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, furrow with rows of small pits, radial furrow opposite coxae III absent, surface smooth, without pits, microsculpture only in furrows, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin unmodified, posterior margin not extending posteriorly of coxae IV, anterior corner unmodified, lateral margin with infra-coxal grooves and anterior and posterior openings, distance between coxae approximately equal, extensions of pre-coxal triangles absent, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump; setae sparse, dark, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from small pits, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium orange-brown. Chelicerae straight, anterior face unmodified; without teeth on both promargin and retromargin; fangs without tooth-like projections, directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae dark, needle-like, densest medially; paturon distal region unmodified, posterior surface unmodified, promargin unmodified, inner margin unmodified, laminate groove absent. Labium triangular, fused to sternum, anterior margin indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization; with 1 or 2 setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally not excavated, serrula present in single row, anteromedian tip with one strong, tooth-like projection, posteromedian part unmodified, same as sternum in sclerotization, endites twice as long as wide.. ABDOMEN: ovoid, without long posterior extension, rounded posteriorly, inter-scutal membrane rows of small sclerotized platelets absent posteriorly; dorsum soft portions white, without color pattern. Book lung covers large, ovoid, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles 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, plumose hairs absent, matted setae on anterior ventral abdomen in pedicel area absent, cuticular outgrowths near pedicel absent, scuto-pedicel region about diameter of pedicel, strong paired scutal ridges with additional median ridge.. Dorsal scutum strongly sclerotized, orange-brown, without color pattern, covering full length of abdomen, no soft tissue visible from above, not fused to epigastric scutum, middle surface punctate, sides punctate, anterior half without projecting denticles. Epigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, orange-brown, long, semicircular, covering nearly full length of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, with long posteriorly directed lateral apodemes, with longitudinal ridge covering anterior 1/3 of postepigastric scutum. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete 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 stout setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus represented only by setae. 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. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore small, oval, situated at level of anterior spiracles, rebordered; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments orange-brown; embolus light, prolateral excavation absent; trochanter normal size, unmodified; femur normal size, two or more times as long as trochanter, without posteriorly rounded lateral dilation, attaching to patella subbasally, femur attachment subbasally; patella longer than femur, slightly larger than femur, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified, 0.145 long, 0.098 wide, connection to femur at 0.31.; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium orange-brown, ovoid in dorsal view, fused with bulb but with clearly defined seam between, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, with distal patch of setae, bulb ventrally bulged completely separated from cymbium by seam, tip long thin bent medially.; bulb orange-brown, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, slender, tapering apically.
Opopaea carnarvon, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23602)

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Opopaea carnarvon, male abdomen, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23602)

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Opopaea carnarvon, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23602)

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Opopaea carnarvon, male carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23602)

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Opopaea carnarvon, male carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23602)

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Opopaea carnarvon, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23602)

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Opopaea carnarvon, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23602)

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Opopaea carnarvon, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23602)

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Opopaea carnarvon, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23602)

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Opopaea carnarvon, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23602)

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Opopaea carnarvon, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23602)

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Opopaea carnarvon, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23602)

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Opopaea carnarvon, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23602)

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Opopaea carnarvon, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23602)

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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 00023602  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Carnarvon Gorge NP  1 Adult Male  Holotype    -25.03333; 148.23333  forest, litter  05 Aug 2011  B. Baehr  QM 


 
 
 
 
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