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Opopaea simplex       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 19580). Total length 1.29. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace pale orange, without any pattern, ovoid in dorsal view, pars cephalica flat 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, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, sides only slightly striated., 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, sloping forward 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, reduced, tiny, aLE:0.044; PME:0.036; PLE:0.029, ALE largest, ALE circular, PME oval, PLE circular; posterior eye row straight from both above and front; ALE separated by their radius to diameter, ALE-PLE separated by less than ALE radius, PME touching for less than half their length, PLE-PME separated by less than PME radius. Sternum longer than wide, pale orange, uniform, fused to carapace, median concavity absent, with radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, 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, 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, sternum flat, smooth; setae sparse, dark, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium pale orange. 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 3-5 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. Dorsal scutum strongly sclerotized, pale orange, 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, pale orange, 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, 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: yellow, 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, narrow, slit-like, situated at level of anterior spiracles, unmodified; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments pale orange; 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 medially, femur attachment medially; patella longer than femur, much larger than femur, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified, 0.233 long, 0.129 wide, connection to femur at 0.046.; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium pale orange, ovoid in dorsal view, completely fused with bulb, no seam visible, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, with distal patch of setae; bulb pale orange, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, slender, tapering apically, middle part bulb ventrally strongly bulged completely fused to cymbium, tip long nail-shaped, bent medially..
Opopaea simplex, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19580)

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Opopaea simplex, male carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19580)

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Opopaea simplex, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19580)

OPOPASIMPLmppald19580BB.tif

Opopaea simplex, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19580)

OPOPASIMPLmppalp19580BB.tif

Opopaea simplex, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19580)

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Opopaea simplex, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19580)

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Opopaea simplex, male carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19580)

OPOPASIMPLmpcarl19580BB.tif

Opopaea simplex, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19580)

OPOPASIMPLmphabv19580BB.tif

Opopaea simplex, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19580)

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Opopaea simplex, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19580)

OPOPASIMPLmpabdv19580BB.tif

Opopaea simplex, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19580)

OPOPASIMPLmpcara19580BB.tif

Opopaea simplex, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19580)

OPOPASIMPLmpabda19580BB.tif

Opopaea simplex, male carapace, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19580)

OPOPASIMPLmpcarp19580BB.tif

Opopaea simplex, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19562)

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Opopaea simplex, male embolus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19562)

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Opopaea simplex, male labium, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19562)

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Opopaea simplex, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19562)

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Opopaea simplex, male setae, abdominal venter, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19562)

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Opopaea simplex, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19562)

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Opopaea simplex, male tarsal organ, palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19562)

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            Female (PBI_OON 19560). Total length 1.41. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace sides only slightly striated.. Eyes aLE:0.040; PME:0.045; PLE:0.039. Sternum sternum flat, smooth. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified, endites twice as long as wide. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Pedicel scuto-pedicel region with small denticles in curved rows anteriorly from booklung. Postepigastric scutum not fused to epigastric scutum. LEGS: Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined.
Opopaea simplex, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19560)

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Opopaea simplex, female abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19560)

OPOPASIMPLfpabda19560BB.tif

Opopaea simplex, female abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19560)

OPOPASIMPLfpabdv19560BB.tif

Opopaea simplex, female carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19560)

OPOPASIMPLfpcara19560BB.tif

Opopaea simplex, female carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19560)

OPOPASIMPLfpcard19560BB.tif

Opopaea simplex, female carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19560)

OPOPASIMPLfpcarl19560BB.tif

Opopaea simplex, female carapace, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19560)

OPOPASIMPLfpcarp19560BB.tif

Opopaea simplex, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19560)

OPOPASIMPLfpepiv19560BB.tif

Opopaea simplex, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19560)

OPOPASIMPLfphabl19560BB.tif

Opopaea simplex, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19560)

OPOPASIMPLfphabv19560BB.tif

Opopaea simplex, female sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19560)

OPOPASIMPLfpstev19560BB.tif

Opopaea simplex, female epigynum, epigynal area, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19563)

OPOPASIMPLfpepid19563BB.tif

 

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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 00019561  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Dowe SF  2 Adult Female      -30.78850; 150.49000    23 Nov 1999  L.Wilkie, H.Smith  AM 
PBI_OON 00019559  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Linton NR, 700m W of Reserve entrance  1 Adult Male      -30.45633; 150.88533    18 Nov 2001  H. Doherty, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00019287  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00020500  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Copeland SF  1 Adult Male      -32.01666; 151.81666  litter  11 Feb 1993  R. Witchard  AM 
PBI_OON 00019584  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Dirrinbandi Rd, 7.6km from Collarenebri-Angledool Rd jctn  1 Adult Female      -29.15866; 148.11716  litter  22 Nov 1999  F. Christie, P. Flemons, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00019563  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Linton NR, 500m past fork in road, NW side of Reserve  2 Adult Male      -30.44266; 150.85966  litter  18 Nov 2001  H. Doherty, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00019565  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Linton NR, 500m past fork in road, NW side of Reserve  1 Adult Male      -30.44266; 150.85966  litter  18 Nov 2001  H. Doherty, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00019809  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Crown res., 8km S of Woolomin  2 Adult Male      -31.35483; 151.14000  litter  15 Nov 2001  L.Wilkie, H.Smith  AM 
PBI_OON 00007962  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Spirabo State Forest, Wattle Creek Rd  1 Adult Male      -29.30633; 152.17483  litter  04 Feb 1993  M.R. Gray  AM 
PBI_OON 00019581  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    junction of Mobigamy Creek and Carlton - Brewarinna Rd  1 Adult Male      -31.10633; 147.18816  litter  13 Dec 1999  L.Wilkie, R.Harris, T.Moulds  AM 
PBI_OON 00019563  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Linton NR, 500m past fork in road, NW side of Reserve  1 Adult Female      -30.44266; 150.85966  litter  18 Nov 2001  H. Doherty, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00019560  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Linton NR, SW corner of Reserve, 60m E of road  1 Adult Female  Paratype    -30.45750; 150.85766  litter  18 Nov 2001  H. Doherty, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00019562  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Linton Nature Reserve, 300m from reserve entrance from Warrabah  1 Adult Male      -30.45850; 150.88850  litter  18 Nov 2001  H. Doherty, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00019783  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Crown Res., Bundarra-Cobbadah Rd, 1.5km W of Forrest Ck X  1 Adult Female      -30.22150; 150.70683  litter  18 Nov 2001  L.Wilkie, H.Smith  AM 
PBI_OON 00007973  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Richmond Range State Forest, Goanna Creek Rd, 0.4km from junction with Sandy Creek Rd  1 Adult Male      -28.61900; 152.70250  litter  04 Feb 1993  M.R. Gray  AM 
PBI_OON 00007692  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Coleambally Irrigation Area  1 Adult Male      -34.93500; 145.77516  litter  14 Dec 1998  L. Wilkie, S. Priday  AM 
PBI_OON 00019582  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    5.2km W along track opp. access road to Narran Park Stn  1 Adult Male      -29.70250; 147.28733  litter  25 Nov 1999  F. Christie, P. Flemons, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00019558  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Kelvin SF, 8km N of Kelvin  1 Adult Male      -30.75000; 150.33750  litter  23 Nov 1999  H. Doherty, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00019561  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Dowe SF  3 Adult Male      -30.78850; 150.49000  litter  23 Nov 1999  L.Wilkie, H.Smith  AM 
PBI_OON 00019564  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Crown res., 0.9km along road to Woolomin rubbish tip  1 Adult Male      -31.30083; 151.15333  litter  25 Nov 2000  L.Wilkie, H.Smith et al.  AM 
PBI_OON 00023609  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Beaury SF, Koorelah Ra., Tucker Box Rd  1 Adult Male      -28.47233; 152.40183  forest, litter  23 Mar 1999  S. Lassau, C. Lemann  AM 
PBI_OON 00007542  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Coleambally Irrigation Area  1 Adult Female      -34.92650; 145.77000  forest, litter  14 Dec 1998  L. Wilkie, S. Priday  AM 
PBI_OON 00019580  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Castlereagh Hwy, 1.7km N of junction with Gwydir Hwy  1 Adult Male  Holotype    -29.89233; 148.15933  forest, litter  13 Dec 1999  F. Christie, P. Flemons, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00019558  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Kelvin SF, 8km N of Kelvin  1 Adult Female      -30.75000; 150.33750  forest, litter  23 Nov 1999  H. Doherty, M. Elliott  AM 


 
 
 
 
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