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Opopaea acuminata       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 20477). Total length 1.40. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace pale orange, 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 dark, needle-like, present in u-shaped row; non-marginal pars thoracica setae dark, needle-like; marginal setae dark, needle-like. Clypeus margin slightly rebordered, curved downwards 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:0.076; PME:0.075; PLE:0.067, ALE largest, ALE circular, PME squared, PLE circular; posterior eye row straight from above, procurved from front; ALE separated by less than their radius, ALE-PLE touching, PME touching throughout most of their length, PLE-PME separated by less than PME radius. 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, dark, 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 dark, 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 3-5 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 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, paired scutal ridges straight. 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, dark, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, dark, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, dark, 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, 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, circular, 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 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, femur attachment medially; patella longer than femur, much larger than femur, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified, 0.291 long, 0.159 wide, connection to femur at 0.46.; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium orange-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, cymbium basally with nail-shaped median apophysis, bulb ventrally slightly bulged completely fused to cymbium, with large spoon-shaped medially bent medially tip.; bulb orange-brown, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, slender, tapering apically.
Opopaea acuminata, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20477)

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Opopaea acuminata, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20477)

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Opopaea acuminata, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20477)

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Opopaea acuminata, male carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20477)

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Opopaea acuminata, male carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20477)

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Opopaea acuminata, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20477)

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Opopaea acuminata, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20477)

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Opopaea acuminata, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20477)

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Opopaea acuminata, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20477)

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Opopaea acuminata, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20477)

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Opopaea acuminata, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20477)

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Opopaea acuminata, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20477)

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Opopaea acuminata, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20485)

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Opopaea acuminata, male labium, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20485)

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Opopaea acuminata, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20485)

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Opopaea acuminata, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20485)

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Opopaea acuminata, male palp, posterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20485)

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Opopaea acuminata, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20485)

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            Female (PBI_OON 20484). Total length 1.53. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace orange-brown. Eyes aLE:0.071; PME:0.061; PLE:0.054. Sternum orange-brown. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium orange-brown. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified, endites twice as long as wide.. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Pedicel paired scutal ridges straight. 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 acuminata, female carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20484)

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Opopaea acuminata, female carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20484)

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Opopaea acuminata, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20484)

opopaacumifphabd20484BB.tif

Opopaea acuminata, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20484)

opopaacumifphabl20484BB.tif

Opopaea acuminata, female carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20484)

opopaacumifpcara20484BB.tif

Opopaea acuminata, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20484)

opopaacumifphabv20484BB.tif

Opopaea acuminata, female abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20484)

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Opopaea acuminata, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20484)

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Opopaea acuminata, female sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20484)

opopaacumifpstev20484BB.tif

Opopaea acuminata, female abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20484)

opopaacumifpabda20484BB.tif

Opopaea acuminata, female carapace, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20484)

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Opopaea acuminata, female epigynum, epigynal area, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19369)

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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 00020468  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Banyabba SF  1 Adult Male      -29.39050; 152.95900  forest, litter  01 Jan 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019453  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bungawalbin State Forest  1 Adult Male      -29.03500; 153.15183  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019447  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bungawalbin State Forest  1 Adult Male      -29.03500; 153.15183  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019479  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Devils Pulpit State Forest  1 Adult Male      -29.27066; 153.17166  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019470  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Banyabba SF  1 Adult Male      -29.39050; 152.95900  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019462  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Gibberagee State Forest  1 Adult Male      -29.32166; 153.10483  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019365  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bungawalbin State Forest 29 03' 38" S 153 06' 43" E  1 Adult Female      -29.06055; 153.11194  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019578  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Rd to Coomba, 8.9km SW of Menindee  1 Adult Male      -32.42433; 142.33866  forest, litter  30 Nov 1999  F. Christie, P. Flemons, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00019355  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bungawalbin State Forest 29 03' 38" S 153 06' 43" E  1 Adult Female      -29.06055; 153.11194  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00020487  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bungawalbin State Forest  1 Adult Male      -29.05633; 153.10716  litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019369  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Banyabba Nature Reserve  1 Adult Female    84  -29.38000; 152.99777  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00020485  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bungawalbin State Forest 29 03' 38" S 153 06' 43" E  1 Adult Female      -29.06055; 153.11194  litter  01 Feb 1998  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00020471  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Banyabba SF  2 Adult Male      -29.39050; 152.95900  forest, litter  01 Jan 1998  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019457  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bungawalbin State Forest  1 Adult Male      -29.03500; 153.15183  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019390  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bungawalbin State Forest  1 Adult Male      -29.03500; 153.15183  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019449  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Doubleduke State Forest.  2 Adult Female      -29.17266; 153.18566  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019434  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Banyabba SF  1 Adult Male      -29.39050; 152.95900  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019475  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Gibberagee State Forest  1 Adult Male      -29.32166; 153.10483  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019451  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Gibberagee State Forest  1 Adult Male      -29.32166; 153.10483  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019363  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bungawalbin State Forest 29 03' 38" S 153 06' 43" E  1 Adult Female      -29.06055; 153.11194  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00020481  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bungawalbin State Forest  1 Adult Male      -29.05633; 153.10716  litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019369  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Banyabba Nature Reserve  1 Adult Male    84  -29.38000; 152.99777  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00020485  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bungawalbin State Forest 29 03' 38" S 153 06' 43" E  2 Adult Male      -29.06055; 153.11194  litter  01 Feb 1998  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019443  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Doubleduke State Forest.  1 Adult Male      -29.13833; 153.19000  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019388  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bungawalbin State Forest  1 Adult Male      -29.03500; 153.15183  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019465  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bungawalbin State Forest  2 Adult Female      -29.03500; 153.15183  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019434  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Banyabba SF  1 Adult Female      -29.39050; 152.95900  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019460  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Banyabba SF  1 Adult Female      -29.39050; 152.95900  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019456  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Gibberagee State Forest  2 Adult Male      -29.32166; 153.10483  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019368  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bungawalbin State Forest 29 03' 38" S 153 06' 43" E  1 Adult Male      -29.06055; 153.11194  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00020477  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Doubleduke State Forest.  1 Adult Male  Holotype    -29.14150; 153.17150  litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019361  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Gibberagee State Forest  2 Adult Male      -29.32166; 153.10483  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00020483  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Myrtle State Forest  1 Adult Male      -29.19200; 153.01833  litter  01 Feb 1998  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00020465  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Banyabba SF  2 Adult Male      -29.39050; 152.95900  forest, litter  01 Jan 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019372  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Doubleduke State Forest.  1 Adult Male      -29.13833; 153.19000  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019436  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bungawalbin State Forest  1 Adult Male      -29.03500; 153.15183  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019387  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bungawalbin State Forest  3 Adult Male      -29.03500; 153.15183  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019454  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Devils Pulpit State Forest  1 Adult Male      -29.27066; 153.17166  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019464  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Banyabba SF  1 Adult Male      -29.39050; 152.95900  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019462  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Gibberagee State Forest  1 Adult Female      -29.32166; 153.10483  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019362  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bungawalbin State Forest 29 03' 38" S 153 06' 43" E  2 Adult Male      -29.06055; 153.11194  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00020200  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Beaury SF, Koorelah Ra., Tucker Box Rd  1 Adult Male      -28.47233; 152.40183  forest, litter  23 Mar 1999  S. Lassau, C. Lemann  AM 
PBI_OON 00019357  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bungawalbin State Forest 29 03' 38" S 153 06' 43" E  2 Adult Male      -29.06055; 153.11194  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00020484  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bungawalbin State Forest  1 Adult Female  Paratype    -29.05633; 153.10716  litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019356  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Mororo State Forest.  2 Adult Male      -29.31766; 153.23800  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00020467  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Doubleduke State Forest.  1 Adult Male      -29.17266; 153.18566  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 


 
 
 
 
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