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Opopaea ulrichi       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 22896). Total length 1.71. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace orange-brown, without any pattern, broadly oval 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 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 absent. Clypeus margin unmodified, sinuous in front view, vertical in lateral view, high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, median projection absent; setae present, dark, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, aLE:0.094; PME: 0.085; PLE: 0.076, ALE largest, ALE circular, 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, 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 without infra-coxal grooves, distance between coxae approximately equal, extensions of pre-coxal triangles absent, lateral margins unmodified, with posterior hump; setae sparse, dark, 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 dark, needle-like, densest medially; paturon distal region unmodified, posterior surface unmodified, promargin unmodified, inner margin unmodified, laminate groove absent. Labium triangular, not 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, 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, with yellow spots. Book lung covers large, elliptical, 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 lateral of pedicel, matted setae on anterior ventral abdomen in pedicel area absent, cuticular outgrowths near pedicel absent, scuto-pedicel region more than diameter of pedicel, with strong paired scutal ridges and additional median ridge, plumose setae lateral of pedicel. 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, almost semicircular, covering nearly full length of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, with long posteriorly directed lateral apodemes, with median u-shaped granulate area. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete ring. Supra-anal scutum absent. Dorsum setae present, dark, serrate. Epigastric area setae uniform, dark, serrate. Postepigastric area setae present, dark, serrate. Spinneret scutum with fringe of short 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. 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 orange-brown; embolus dark, prolateral excavation absent; trochanter normal size, unmodified; femur normal size, one to two times as long as trochanter, with posteriorly rounded lateral dilation, attaching to patella subbasally; patella longer than femur, enlarged, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified, 0.202 long, 0.142 wide, connection to femur at 0.30.; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium orange-brown, narrow in dorsal view, fused with bulb but with clearly defined seam between, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, without distal patch of setae; bulb orange-brown, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, slender, tapering apically, bulb ventrally strongly bulgedwith basal seam between cymbium and bulb, tip broad polaterally incised, with huge prolateral fold connecting fentestra with large spatulat medially bent tip..
Opopaea ulrichi, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22896)

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Opopaea ulrichi, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22896)

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Opopaea ulrichi, male carapace, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22896)

opopaulricmpcarp22896BB.tif

Opopaea ulrichi, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22896)

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Opopaea ulrichi, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22896)

opopaulricmphabv22896BB.tif

Opopaea ulrichi, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22896)

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Opopaea ulrichi, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22896)

opopaulricmppald22896BB.tif

Opopaea ulrichi, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22896)

opopaulricmppalp22896BB.tif

Opopaea ulrichi, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22896)

opopaulricmppalr22896BB.tif

Opopaea ulrichi, male pedicel, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22896)

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Opopaea ulrichi, male setae, abdominal dorsum, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22896)

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Opopaea ulrichi, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---21541)

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Opopaea ulrichi, male bulb, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---21541)

OPOPAULRICmsbuld21541BB.tif

Opopaea ulrichi, male bulb, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---21541)

OPOPAULRICmsbulr21541BB.tif

Opopaea ulrichi, male embolus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---21541)

OPOPAULRICmsembd21541BB.tif

Opopaea ulrichi, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---21541)

OPOPAULRICmsembr21541BB.tif

Opopaea ulrichi, male labium, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---21541)

OPOPAULRICmslabv21541BB.tif

Opopaea ulrichi, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---21541)

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Opopaea ulrichi, male sperm pore, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---21541)

OPOPAULRICmsspov21541BB.tif

Opopaea ulrichi, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---21541)

OPOPAULRICmsstev21541BB.tif

Opopaea ulrichi, male bulb, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---21541)

OPOPAULRICmsbulp21541BB.tif

Opopaea ulrichi, male embolus, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---21541)

OPOPAULRICmsembp21541BB.tif

Opopaea ulrichi, male pedicel, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---21541)

OPOPAULRICmspedv21541BB.tif


            Female (PBI_OON 22896). Total length 1.94. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace with rounded posterolateral corners. Eyes aLE:0.087; PME: 0.078; PLE: 0.057. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent. ABDOMEN: Pedicel plumose hairs absent. Postepigastric scutum not fused to epigastric scutum. LEGS: Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined.
Opopaea ulrichi, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22896)

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Opopaea ulrichi, female carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22896)

opopaulricfpcara22896BB.tif

Opopaea ulrichi, female abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22896)

opopaulricfpabdv22896BB.tif

Opopaea ulrichi, female carapace, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22896)

opopaulricfpcarp22896BB.tif

Opopaea ulrichi, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22896)

opopaulricfphabl22896BB.tif

Opopaea ulrichi, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22896)

opopaulricfphabv22896BB.tif

Opopaea ulrichi, female pedicel, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22896)

opopaulricfppedv22896BB.tif

Opopaea ulrichi, female sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22896)

opopaulricfpstev22896BB.tif

 

DISTRIBUTION

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Opopaea ulrichi 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 00021541  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Glorious  1 Adult Male    690  -27.33333; 152.76670  rainforest, Leaf Litter  20 Sept 1979  G. Monteith  QM 
PBI_OON 00023698  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Glorious  1 Adult Female  Allotype  690  -27.33333; 152.76670  rainforest, in litter  15 Mar 2008  U. Baehr  QM 
PBI_OON 00023697  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Glorious  1 Adult Male  Holotype  690  -27.33333; 152.76670  rainforest, in litter  15 Mar 2008  U. Baehr  QM 
PBI_OON 00006709  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Tenison Woods  1 Adult Female    620  -27.32333; 152.72170  rainforest, in litter  15 May 1997  G. Monteith  QM 
PBI_OON 00006709  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Tenison Woods  1 Adult Male    620  -27.32333; 152.72170  rainforest, in litter  15 May 1997  G. Monteith  QM 
PBI_OON 00022896  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Glorious  3 Adult Female    690  -27.33333; 152.76670  rainforest, in litter  15 Mar 2008  U. Baehr  QM 


 
 
 
 
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