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Opopaea calcaris       Get publication

            Male (PBI_OON 22617). Total length 1.50. 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, without radiating rows of pits; 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 row of 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:0.091; PME:0.076; PLE:0.069, 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, orange-brown, uniform, fused to carapace, median concavity absent, without 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 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 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 1 1/2 times 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, with longitudinal ridge. 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, and additional widel oval scutal 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. 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 without 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. 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, rebordered; furrow with pair of 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 medially; patella longer than femur, much larger than femur, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified, patella 0.263mm long, 0.159 mm wide, connection to femur 0.122mm; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium orange-brown, narrow 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, with long, pointed prolateral spur at base; bulb orange-brown, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, slender, tapering apically, distal part bulb ventrally slightly bulged with long slender medially bent tip..
Opopaea calcaris, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22617)


Opopaea calcaris, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22617)


Opopaea calcaris, male carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22617)


Opopaea calcaris, male carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22617)


Opopaea calcaris, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22617)


Opopaea calcaris, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22617)


Opopaea calcaris, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22617)


Opopaea calcaris, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22617)


Opopaea calcaris, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22617)


Opopaea calcaris, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22617)


Opopaea calcaris, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22617)


Opopaea calcaris, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22581)


Opopaea calcaris, male bulb, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22581)


Opopaea calcaris, male chelicerae, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22581)


Opopaea calcaris, male embolus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22581)


Opopaea calcaris, male embolus, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22581)


Opopaea calcaris, male labium, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22581)


Opopaea calcaris, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22581)


Opopaea calcaris, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22581)


Opopaea calcaris, male sperm pore, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22581)


Opopaea calcaris, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22581)




Opopaea calcaris coordinates
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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 00022617  NEW CALEDONIA      Foret Nord  1 Adult Male  Holotype  480  -22.32482; 166.91420  rainforest, litter  10 Dec 2004  Monteith, Grimbacher  QM 
PBI_OON 00022581  NEW CALEDONIA      Cap Nodoua  1 Adult Male    50  -22.38333; 166.91666  rainforest  28 Nov 2004  Monteith, Grimbacher  QM 
PBI_OON 00023676  NEW CALEDONIA  unknown  n/a  Foret cachee, end of trail road Grande Terre  1 Adult Male      -22.19444; 166.79055  rainforest  04 May 2007  J. Murienne P.Sharma  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00022660  NEW CALEDONIA  unknown  n/a  Cap Nodua  1 Adult Male    50  -22.38333; 166.91666  rainforest, litter  28 Nov 2004  C. Burwell, S. Wright  QM 
PBI_OON 00023448  NEW CALEDONIA  unknown  n/a  Cap Nodua  1 Adult Male    50  -22.38333; 166.91666  rainforest, litter  28 Nov 2004  G. Monteith  QM 

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