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Opopaea raveni       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 22656). Total length 1.49. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace orange-brown, without any pattern, broadly oval in dorsal view, pars cephalica strongly 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 smooth, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, without radiating rows of pits, with a pair of rounded humps; lateral margin straight, rebordered, with blunt denticles; plumose setae near posterior margin of pars thoracica absent; non-marginal pars cephalica setae light, needle-like, present in u-shaped row; non-marginal pars thoracica setae light, needle-like, with horizontal line to 6 setae; marginal setae light, 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, light, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, aLE:0.089; PME:0.082; PLE:0.073, ALE largest, ALE circular, PME squared, PLE circular; posterior eye row recurved from above, straight from front; ALE separated by less than their radius, ALE-PLE touching, PME touching throughout most of their length, PLE-PME touching. Sternum longer than wide, pale orange, 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, light, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from small pits, 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 light, 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 about 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, with additional widely oval scutal ridge. 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, almost semicircular, covering nearly full length of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, with long posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete ring. Dorsum setae present, light, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, light, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, light, 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: pale orange, 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. Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Tarsi I to IV with inferior claw. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore small, oval, situated at level of anterior spiracles, unmodified; furrow with pair of 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, with posteriorly rounded lateral dilation, attaching to patella medially; patella longer than femur, much larger than femur, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified, patella orange brown, 0.287 mm long, 0.141 mm wide, connection to femur 0.168 mm; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium pale orange, narrow in dorsal view, completely fused with bulb, no seam visible, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, without distal patch of setae; bulb pale orange, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, slender, elongated, bulb ventrally slightly bulged, with almost trianglular tip in retrolateral view..
Opopaea raveni, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22656)

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Opopaea raveni, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22656)

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Opopaea raveni, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22656)

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Opopaea raveni, male carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22656)

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Opopaea raveni, male carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22656)

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Opopaea raveni, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22656)

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Opopaea raveni, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22656)

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Opopaea raveni, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22656)

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Opopaea raveni, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22656)

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Opopaea raveni, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22656)

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Opopaea raveni, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22656)

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Opopaea raveni, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22656)

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Opopaea raveni, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22601)

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Opopaea raveni, male bulb, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22601)

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Opopaea raveni, male carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22601)

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Opopaea raveni, male embolus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22601)

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Opopaea raveni, male embolus, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22601)

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Opopaea raveni, male labium, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22601)

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Opopaea raveni, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22601)

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Opopaea raveni, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22601)

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Opopaea raveni, male sperm pore, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22601)

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Opopaea raveni, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22601)

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            Female (PBI_OON 22602). Total length 1.68. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace non-marginal pars thoracica setae with horizontal line to 6 setae. Eyes aLE:0.081; PME:0.066; PLE:0.061. Mouthparts: Chelicerae . Endites anteromedian tip unmodified, endites about twice as long as wide. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Pedicel with additional widely oval scutal ridge. Dorsal scutum fused to epigastric scutum. 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 raveni, female carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22602)

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Opopaea raveni, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22602)

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Opopaea raveni, female carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22602)

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Opopaea raveni, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22602)

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Opopaea raveni, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22602)

opoparavenfphabv22602BB.tif

Opopaea raveni, female carapace, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22602)

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Opopaea raveni, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22602)

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Opopaea raveni, female carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22602)

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Opopaea raveni, female abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22602)

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DISTRIBUTION

NEW CALEDONIA
Opopaea raveni 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 00022602  NEW CALEDONIA      Col d'Amieu, W-slope  4 Adult Male  Paratype  470  -21.61666; 165.81666  rainforest, litter  27 Jan 2004  G. Monteith  QM 
PBI_OON 00022590  NEW CALEDONIA      Mt Do, summit  1 Adult Male    1000  -21.75000; 166.00000  rainforest, litter  20 May 1987  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00022602  NEW CALEDONIA      Col d'Amieu, W-slope  4 Adult Male  Paratype  470  -21.61666; 165.81666  rainforest, litter  27 Jan 2004  G. Monteith  QM 
PBI_OON 00022614  NEW CALEDONIA      Pic de Grand Kaori  2 Adult Female    250  -22.28333; 166.88333  rainforest, litter  22 Nov 2004  Monteith, Grimbacher  QM 
PBI_OON 00022587  NEW CALEDONIA      Foret Nord  1 Adult Female    480  -22.32482; 166.91420  litter  01 Dec 2004  Monteith, Grimbacher  QM 
PBI_OON 00022595  NEW CALEDONIA      Col d'Amieu  3 Adult Male    440  -21.55000; 165.83330  litter  26 May 1987  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00022614  NEW CALEDONIA      Pic de Grand Kaori  2 Adult Male    250  -22.28333; 166.88333  rainforest, litter  22 Nov 2004  Monteith, Grimbacher  QM 
PBI_OON 00022577  NEW CALEDONIA      Mt Do, summit  1 Adult Female    1000  -21.75000; 166.00000  rainforest, litter  20 May 1984  G. Monteith  QM 
PBI_OON 00022657  NEW CALEDONIA      Dzumac Road junction  1 Adult Female    950  -22.03333; 166.46666  rainforest, litter  05 Dec 2003  G. Monteith  QM 
PBI_OON 00022595  NEW CALEDONIA      Col d'Amieu  3 Adult Female    440  -21.55000; 165.83330  rainforest, litter  26 May 1987  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00022602  NEW CALEDONIA      Col d'Amieu, W-slope  1 Adult Female  Paratype  470  -21.61666; 165.81666  rainforest, litter  27 Jan 2004  G. Monteith  QM 
PBI_OON 00022602  NEW CALEDONIA      Col d'Amieu, W-slope  1 Adult Female  Paratype  470  -21.61666; 165.81666  rainforest, litter  27 Jan 2004  G. Monteith  QM 
PBI_OON 00022589  NEW CALEDONIA      Pic de Grand Kaori  1 Adult Female    250  -22.28333; 166.88333  litter  22 Nov 2004  Monteith, Grimbacher  QM 
PBI_OON 00022590  NEW CALEDONIA      Mt Do, summit  1 Adult Female    1000  -21.75000; 166.00000  litter  20 May 1987  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00000222  NEW CALEDONIA      Col D' Amieu  1 Adult Male      -21.55000; 165.83330  litter  13 Mar 1986  J. Boudinot  MNHN 
PBI_OON 00022611  NEW CALEDONIA      Mt Koghis  1 Adult Male    700  -22.10000; 166.33000  rainforest, litter  03 Nov 2002  G. Monteith  QM 
PBI_OON 00023441  NEW CALEDONIA  Province Nord    Koumac Caves  1 Adult Female    19  -20.53525; 164.33950  rainforest, litter  04 Aug 1978  S., J. Peck  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00022649  NEW CALEDONIA  Province Sud    Pic du Pin [GBM Site 1]  1 Adult Female      -22.24829; 166.82900  litter  26 Nov 2004  Monteith, Grimbacher  QM 
PBI_OON 00022606  NEW CALEDONIA  unknown  n/a  Pic du Grand Kaori  1 Adult Female    250  -22.28333; 166.88333  rainforest, litter  22 Dec 2004  G. Monteith  QM 
PBI_OON 00023442  NEW CALEDONIA  unknown  n/a  Col des Rousettes  1 Adult Female    490  -21.45000; 165.46660  dry forest, litter  29 May 1987  N. Platnick, R. Raven  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00023675  NEW CALEDONIA  unknown  n/a  Baie d'Upi, Ile de pins  1 Adult Female      -22.59583; 167.52305  dry forest, litter  20 Apr 2007  J. Murienne P.Sharma  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00000217  NEW CALEDONIA  unknown  n/a  2km W Cold' Amieu Forestry Station  2 Adult Male    430  -21.55000; 165.83330  dry forest, litter  26 May 1987  N. Platnick, R. Raven  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00023433  NEW CALEDONIA  unknown  n/a  Ningua Res. camp  1 Adult Female    1100  -21.75000; 166.15000  rainforest, litter  27 Nov 2001  G. Monteith  QM 
PBI_OON 00022596  NEW CALEDONIA  unknown  n/a  Mt Mou, base  2 Adult Female    350  -22.08333; 166.33333  rainforest, litter  04 Feb 2004  G. Monteith  QM 
PBI_OON 00000217  NEW CALEDONIA  unknown  n/a  2km W Cold' Amieu Forestry Station  3 Adult Female    430  -21.55000; 165.83330  rainforest, litter  26 May 1987  N. Platnick, R. Raven  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00023674  NEW CALEDONIA  unknown  n/a  Baie d'Upi, Ile de pins  1 Adult Female      -22.59583; 167.52305  rainforest, litter  20 Apr 2007  J. Murienne P.Sharma  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00000214  NEW CALEDONIA  unknown  n/a  2km WCold' Amieu Forestry Station  3 Adult Male    430  -21.55000; 165.83330  litter  26 May 1987  N. Platnick, R. Raven  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00022574  NEW CALEDONIA  unknown  n/a  Col d'Amelu, W slope upper  1 Adult Male    480  -21.61666; 165.81666  litter  03 May 2005  G. Monteith  QM 
PBI_OON 00022596  NEW CALEDONIA  unknown  n/a  Mt Mou, base  6 Adult Male    350  -22.08333; 166.33333  rainforest, litter  04 Feb 2004  G. Monteith  QM 
PBI_OON 00010305  NEW CALEDONIA  unknown  n/a  Mt. Koghis  1 Adult Female    500  -22.10000; 166.33000  rainforest, litter  26 Jul 1978  S., J. Peck  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00000214  NEW CALEDONIA  unknown  n/a  2km WCold' Amieu Forestry Station  1 Adult Female    430  -21.55000; 165.83330  litter  26 May 1987  N. Platnick, R. Raven  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00022574  NEW CALEDONIA  unknown  n/a  Col d'Amelu, W slope upper  2 Adult Female    480  -21.61666; 165.81666  litter  03 May 2005  G. Monteith  QM 
PBI_OON 00023432  NEW CALEDONIA  unknown  n/a  2km W col d' Amieu Forestry Station  1 Adult Female    430  -21.55000; 165.83330  rainforest, litter  08 May 1984  G. Monteith, D. Cook  QM 
PBI_OON 00010305  NEW CALEDONIA  unknown  n/a  Mt. Koghis  1 Adult Male    500  -22.10000; 166.33000  rainforest, litter  26 Jul 1978  S., J. Peck  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00022656  NEW CALEDONIA  unknown  n/a  Mt Mou, base  1 Adult Male  Holotype  350  -22.08333; 166.33333  rainforest, litter  18 Apr 2005  G. Monteith  QM 


 
 
 
 
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