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Opopaea carteri       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 23407). Total length 1.37. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace yellow-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 with pair of 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:0.080; PME:0.076; PLE:0.060, ALE largest, ALE circular, PME squared, PLE circular; posterior eye row straight from both above and 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, 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 yellow-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 twice as long a wide, directed medially. 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 small, 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 straight distal ridge. Dorsal scutum strongly sclerotized, yellow-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, yellow-brown, long, semicircular, covering nearly full length of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, with long posteriorly directed lateral apodemes, postepigastric scutum with conical protrusion between the anterior and posterior spiracles.. 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: yellow-brown, 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, unmodified; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments yellow-brown; embolus light, prolateral excavation absent; trochanter normal size, with ventral projection; femur normal size, two or more times as long as trochanter, without posteriorly rounded lateral dilation, attaching to patella subbasally; patella longer than femur, slightly larger than femur, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified, 0.164 long, 0.105 wide, connection to femur at 0.31.; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium yellow-brown, 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 yellow-brown, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, slender, tapering apically, cymbium partly separated by seam, bulb ventrally strongly bulged with two strong prolateral basal spines, tip long thin bent medially.
Opopaea carteri, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23407)

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Opopaea carteri, male abdomen, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23407)

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Opopaea carteri, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23407)

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Opopaea carteri, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23407)

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Opopaea carteri, male carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23407)

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Opopaea carteri, male carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23407)

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Opopaea carteri, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23407)

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Opopaea carteri, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23407)

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Opopaea carteri, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23407)

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Opopaea carteri, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23407)

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Opopaea carteri, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23407)

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Opopaea carteri, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23407)

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Opopaea carteri, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23407)

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Opopaea carteri, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23407)

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Opopaea carteri, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23407)

OPOPACARTEmspald23407BB.tif

Opopaea carteri, male spinnerets, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23407)

OPOPACARTEmsspiv23407BB.tif

Opopaea carteri, male sperm pore, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23407)

OPOPACARTEmsspov23407BB.tif

Opopaea carteri, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23407)

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Opopaea carteri, male embolus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23407)

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Opopaea carteri, male embolus, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23407)

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            Female ( PBI_OON_000 23479). Total length 1.61. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Eyes aLE:0.076; PME:0.069; PLE:0.062. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified, endites twice as long a wide, directed medially. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus expanded, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Pedicel with additional straight distal ridge. 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 carteri, female carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23479)

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Opopaea carteri, female abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23479)

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Opopaea carteri, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23479)

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Opopaea carteri, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23479)

opopacartefphabd23479BB.tif

Opopaea carteri, female abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23479)

opopacartefpabda23479BB.tif

Opopaea carteri, female carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23479)

opopacartefpcara23479BB.tif

Opopaea carteri, female carapace, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23479)

opopacartefpcarp23479BB.tif

Opopaea carteri, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23479)

opopacartefphabl23479BB.tif

Opopaea carteri, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23479)

opopacartefphabv23479BB.tif

Opopaea carteri, female sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23479)

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DISTRIBUTION

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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 00006819  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Gold Creek Reservoir, site 1  3 Adult Female    140  -27.45883; 152.87200    01 Oct 2003  Queensland Museum Party  QM 
PBI_OON 00006858  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Buhot Creek, Burbank  5 Adult Male    50  -27.58783; 153.16980    17 Apr 2003  C. Burwell, S. Wright, E. Volschenk  QM 
PBI_OON 00006838  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Karawatha Forest, site 6  5 Adult Male    60  -27.62217; 153.08730    01 Jul 2003  S. Wright, E. Volschenk  QM 
PBI_OON 00006851  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Karawatha Forest, site 6  3 Adult Male    60  -27.62217; 153.08730    31 Mar 2004  Queensland Museum Party  QM 
PBI_OON 00020735  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Boondall Wetlands, site 1  1 Adult Female    10  -27.33683; 153.07120  Melaleuca woodland, litter  30 Jan 2004  Queensland Museum Party  QM 
PBI_OON 00006803  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    N Stradbroke I:"Gordon"(Gc)  5 Adult Male    75  -27.65000; 153.40000  Melaleuca woodland, litter  01 Jan 1900  U. Nolte  QM 
PBI_OON 00006900  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Belmont Hills Bushlands, site 1  1 Adult Male      -27.50784; 153.11750  Melaleuca woodland, litter  02 Jan 2004  Queensland Museum Party  QM 
PBI_OON 00006852  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Gold Creek Reservoir, site 1  9 Adult Male    140  -27.45883; 152.87200  Melaleuca woodland, litter  30 Oct 2003  Queensland Museum Party  QM 
PBI_OON 00006825  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Karawatha Forest, site 6  1 Adult Female    60  -27.62217; 153.08730  Melaleuca woodland, litter  17 Apr 2003  C. Burwell, S. Wright, E. Volschenk  QM 
PBI_OON 00006820  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Karawatha Forest, site 6  3 Adult Female    60  -27.62217; 153.08730  Melaleuca woodland, litter  02 Oct 2003  Queensland Museum Party  QM 
PBI_OON 00020735  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Boondall Wetlands, site 1  1 Adult Male    10  -27.33683; 153.07120  Melaleuca woodland, litter  30 Jan 2004  Queensland Museum Party  QM 
PBI_OON 00006852  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Gold Creek Reservoir, site 1  7 Adult Female    140  -27.45883; 152.87200  Melaleuca woodland, litter  30 Oct 2003  Queensland Museum Party  QM 
PBI_OON 00006825  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Karawatha Forest, site 6  1 Adult Male    60  -27.62217; 153.08730  Melaleuca woodland, litter  17 Apr 2003  C. Burwell, S. Wright, E. Volschenk  QM 
PBI_OON 00006820  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Karawatha Forest, site 6  6 Adult Male    60  -27.62217; 153.08730  Melaleuca woodland, litter  02 Oct 2003  Queensland Museum Party  QM 
PBI_OON 00023479  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 00021530  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Gold Creek Reservoir, site 1  13 Adult Male    140  -27.45883; 152.87200  litter  01 Dec 2003  Queensland Museum Party  QM 
PBI_OON 00006819  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Gold Creek Reservoir, site 1  5 Adult Male    140  -27.45883; 152.87200  litter  01 Oct 2003  Queensland Museum Party  QM 
PBI_OON 00006854  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Chelsea Road Bushlands Reserve  1 Adult Male    15  -27.47634; 153.18580  litter  16 Apr 2003  C. Burwell, S. Wright  QM 
PBI_OON 00006838  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Karawatha Forest, site 6  2 Adult Female    60  -27.62217; 153.08730  litter  01 Jul 2003  S. Wright, E. Volschenk  QM 
PBI_OON 00023407  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 00007503  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Lota Creek, Manley West  1 Adult Male    -27.49527; 153.18555  Melaleuca woodland, litter  19 Mar 2006  M. Ramírez, R. Raven, B. Baher, C. Griswold, D. Silva  QM 
PBI_OON 00021530  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Gold Creek Reservoir, site 1  10 Adult Female    140  -27.45883; 152.87200  Melaleuca woodland, litter  01 Dec 2003  Queensland Museum Party  QM 


 
 
 
 
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