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Opopaea stanisici       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 23405). Total length 1.33. 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 light, needle-like, present in u-shaped row; non-marginal pars thoracica setae light, needle-like; 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: 0.060; PME: 0.062; PlE: 0.055, PME largest, all eyes circular; posterior eye row straight from both above and front; ALE separated by less than their radius, ALE-PLE touching, PME touching for less than half their length, PLE-PME touching. Sternum longer than 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, with posterior hump, with posterior ridge; 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 present. 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. 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, pedicel scuto-pedicel region about diameter of pedicel, paired scutal ridges shallow, not connected at middle.. 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 smooth, sides smooth, 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 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 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 present; 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, 0.296 long, 0.158 wide, connection to femur at 0.50.; 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, covered with plumose setae, without stout setae, with distal patch of setae; bulb pale orange, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, slender, tapering apically, bulb ventrally slightly bulged, completely fused to cymbium, with long spatulate, medially bent tip, connected with fenestra by fold..
Opopaea stanisici, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23405)

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Opopaea stanisici, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23405)

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Opopaea stanisici, male carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23405)

opopastanimpcard23405BB.tif

Opopaea stanisici, male carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23405)

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Opopaea stanisici, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23405)

opopastanimphabd23405BB.tif

Opopaea stanisici, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23405)

opopastanimphabl23405BB.tif

Opopaea stanisici, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23405)

opopastanimphabv23405BB.tif

Opopaea stanisici, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23405)

opopastanimppald23405BB.tif

Opopaea stanisici, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23405)

opopastanimppalp23405BB.tif

Opopaea stanisici, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23405)

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Opopaea stanisici, male sternum, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23405)

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Opopaea stanisici, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23405)

opopastanimpstev23405BB.tif

Opopaea stanisici, male bulb, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23415)

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Opopaea stanisici, male bulb, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23415)

OPOPASTANImsbulp23415BB.tif

Opopaea stanisici, male embolus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23415)

OPOPASTANImsembd23415BB.tif

Opopaea stanisici, male embolus, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23415)

OPOPASTANImsembp23415BB.tif

Opopaea stanisici, male labium, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23415)

OPOPASTANImslabv23415BB.tif

Opopaea stanisici, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23415)

OPOPASTANImspalp23415BB.tif

Opopaea stanisici, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23415)

OPOPASTANImsstev23415BB.tif

Opopaea stanisici, male tarsal organ, palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23415)

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Opopaea stanisici, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23415)

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Opopaea stanisici, male sperm pore, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23415)

OPOPASTANImsspov23415BB.tif


            Female (PBI_OON 23411). Total length 1.52. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Eyes aLE: 0.063; PME: 0.053; PlE: 0.045. Sternum without posterior hump. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: 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 stanisici, female abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23411)

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Opopaea stanisici, female abdomen, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23411)

opopastanifpabdl23411BB.tif

Opopaea stanisici, female carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23411)

opopastanifpcard23411BB.tif

Opopaea stanisici, female carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23411)

opopastanifpcarl23411BB.tif

Opopaea stanisici, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23411)

opopastanifpepiv23411BB.tif

Opopaea stanisici, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23411)

opopastanifphabd23411BB.tif

Opopaea stanisici, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23411)

opopastanifphabl23411BB.tif

Opopaea stanisici, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23411)

opopastanifphabv23411BB.tif

Opopaea stanisici, female sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23411)

opopastanifpstev23411BB.tif

Opopaea stanisici, female endites, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23411)

OPOPASTANIfsendv23411BB.tif

Opopaea stanisici, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23411)

OPOPASTANIfsepiv23411BB.tif

Opopaea stanisici, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23411)

OPOPASTANIfshabl23411BB.tif

Opopaea stanisici, female palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23411)

OPOPASTANIfspald23411BB.tif

Opopaea stanisici, female sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23411)

OPOPASTANIfsstev23411BB.tif

 

DISTRIBUTION

AUSTRALIA
Opopaea stanisici 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 00023439  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Cotton, Sandy Creek Cons Area  4 Adult Male    40  -27.98333; 153.40000  litter  01 Feb 2010  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023453  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands, Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area  2 Adult Male    120  -27.98333; 153.35000  litter  01 Jan 2010  R. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023405  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands  1 Adult Male  Holotype  249  -27.90000; 153.40000  scribbly gum open forest, litter  19 Jan 2009  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023411  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands  1 Adult Female  Paratype  249  -27.90000; 153.40000  scribbly gum open forest, litter  19 Jan 2009  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023415  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands  1 Adult Female    249  -27.90000; 153.40000  scribbly gum open forest, litter  19 Jan 2009  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023451  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Cotton, Sandy Creek Cons Area  1 Adult Male    40  -27.98333; 153.40000  litter  01 Feb 2010  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023476  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands, Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area  1 Adult Female    120  -27.98333; 153.35000  litter  14 Feb 2010  A. Nakamura  QM 
PBI_OON 00023412  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands  2 Adult Female    249  -27.90000; 153.40000  litter  19 Jan 2009  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023415  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands  9 Adult Male    249  -27.90000; 153.40000  litter  19 Jan 2009  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023437  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Cotton, Sandy Creek Cons Area  1 Adult Male    40  -27.98333; 153.40000  litter  01 Feb 2010  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023440  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands, Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area  1 Adult Male    120  -27.98333; 153.35000  litter  08 Feb 2010  C. Burwell, A. Nakamura  QM 
PBI_OON 00023467  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands, Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area  2 Adult Male    120  -27.98333; 153.35000  litter  01 Feb 2010  R. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023412  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands  9 Adult Male    249  -27.90000; 153.40000  litter  19 Jan 2009  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023414  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands  1 Adult Male    249  -27.90000; 153.40000  litter  19 Jan 2009  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023418  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands  2 Adult Female    249  -27.90000; 153.40000  litter  19 Jan 2009  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023439  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Cotton, Sandy Creek Cons Area  1 Adult Female    40  -27.98333; 153.40000  litter  01 Feb 2010  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023461  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Cotton, Sandy Creek Cons Area  1 Adult Female    40  -27.98333; 153.40000  litter  01 Dec 2009  R. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023406  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands  1 Adult Male    249  -27.90000; 153.40000  scribbly gum open forest, litter  19 Jan 2009  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023413  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands  1 Adult Male    249  -27.90000; 153.40000  scribbly gum open forest, litter  19 Jan 2009  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023418  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands  3 Adult Male    249  -27.90000; 153.40000  scribbly gum open forest, litter  19 Jan 2009  R.J. Raven  QM 


 
 
 
 
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