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Opopaea berenty       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 2766).
Opopaea berenty, male abdomen, lateral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---02766)

OPOPAberenmpabdl02766DA.tif

Opopaea berenty, male abdomen, ventral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---02766)

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Opopaea berenty, male carapace, anterior view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---02766)

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Opopaea berenty, male carapace, dorsal view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---02766)

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Opopaea berenty, male carapace, lateral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---02766)

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Opopaea berenty, male carapace, ventral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---02766)

OPOPAberenmpcarv02766DA.tif

Opopaea berenty, male habitus, dorsal view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---02766)

OPOPAberenmphabd02766DA.tif

Opopaea berenty, male habitus, ventral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---02766)

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Opopaea berenty, male leg IV, prolateral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---02766)

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Opopaea berenty, male leg IV, retrolateral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---02766)

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Opopaea berenty, male palp, prolateral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---02766)

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Opopaea berenty, male palp, retrolateral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---02766)

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Opopaea berenty, male pedicel, anterior view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---02766)

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            Female (PBI_OON 2766). As in male except as noted. 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, posterolateral surface without spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica striated, sides striated, thorax without depressions, fovea present, with 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 unmodified, straight in front view, vertical in lateral view, low, ALE separated from edge of carapace by less than their radius, median projection absent; setae present, dark, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, 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, yellow-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; setae sparse, dark, needle-like, densest laterally, originating from surface. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium yellow-brown. Chelicerae straight, anterior face unmodified; 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, fused to sternum, anterior margin not indented at middle. Endites distally not excavated, anteromedian tip unmodified, posteromedian part unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: globular, without long posterior extension, rounded posteriorly, inter-scutal membrane rows of small sclerotized platelets absent posteriorly; dorsum soft portions yellow-brown, without color pattern. Book lung covers large, round, 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, yellow-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, yellow-brown, almost 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 without setae. Colulus absent. 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. GENITALIA: Shape: eoyginum with a more or less wide v shaped postgynum depression. Postgynum depression ridge not sclerotized. Scutal ridge very thin, divided and with a small but wide sclerotized median area bearing a tiny almost invisible parmula.
Opopaea berenty, female abdomen, ventral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---02766)

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Opopaea berenty, female epigynum, epigynal area, dorsal view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---02766)

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Opopaea berenty, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---02766)

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Opopaea berenty, female habitus, dorsal view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---02766)

OPOPAberenfphabd02766DA.tif

Opopaea berenty, female habitus, lateral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---02766)

OPOPAberenfphabl02766DA.tif

Opopaea berenty, female habitus, ventral view (image by DA, specimen ID: ---02766)

OPOPAberenfphabv02766DA.tif

 

DISTRIBUTION

MADAGASCAR
Opopaea berenty 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 00003812  MADAGASCAR  Fianarantsoa  Ranohira  MADAGASCAR:Fianarantsoa province: Forêt d’Analalava, 29.6 km 280˚ W Ranohira  1 Adult Female    700  -22.59167; 45.12833  rainforest  01 Feb 2003  Griswold, Fisher et. al.  CAS 
PBI_OON 00002766  MADAGASCAR  Toliara  Amboasary  MADAGASCAR: Toliara province: Réserve privé Berenty, Forêt de Bealoka, Mandraré river, 14.6 km 329˚ NNW Amboasary  244 Mixed    35  -24.95694; 46.27139  Gallery forest  03 Feb 2002  B.L. Fisher et. al.  CAS 
PBI_OON 00002238  MADAGASCAR  Toliara  Beza Mahafaly  MADAGASCAR: Toliara province: Beza Mahafaly, 27 km E Betioky, rainforest  1 Adult Female    135  -23.65000; 44.63333  rainforest  23 Apr 1997  B.L. Fisher et. al.  CAS 
PBI_OON 00035050  MADAGASCAR  Toliara  Marovato  MADAGASCAR: Toliara province: Réserve special de Cap Sante Marie , 14.9 km 261˚ W Marovato  69 Mixed    160  -25.59444; 45.14694  spiny forest thicket  13 Feb 2002  B.L. Fisher et. al.  CAS 
PBI_OON 00035046  MADAGASCAR  Toliara  Tongobory  MADAGASCAR: Toliara province:Forêt de Mite , 20.7 km 29˚ WNW Tongobory  30 Mixed    75  -23.52417; 44.12139  rainforest  13 Feb 2002  B.L. Fisher et. al.  CAS 


 
 
 
 
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