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Scaphioides cletus       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 26440). Total length 1.40. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace pale orange, without any pattern, elongated hexagonal in dorsal view, pars cephalica flat in lateral view, anteriorly narrowed to 0.49 times its maximum width or less, with rounded posterolateral corners, posterolateral edge without pits, posterior margin not bulging below posterior rim, anterolateral corners with slightly sclerotized triangular projections, posterolateral surface without spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica strongly reticulate, sides strongly reticulate, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, posterior margin of elevated portion with U-shaped band of tubercles, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, smooth, with blunt 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 strongly rebordered, straight 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, dark, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, all subequal, ALE circular, PME squared, PLE circular; posterior eye row recurved from above, procurved from front; ALE separated by less than their radius, ALE-PLE separated by less than ALE radius, PME separated by less than their radius, PLE-PME separated by less than PME radius. Sternum longer than wide, pale orange, uniform, not 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 finely punctuate, without pits, microsculpture covering entire surface, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin with continuous transverse groove, posterior margin extending posteriorly beyond anterior edges of coxae IV as single extension, 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 with 3 pairs of lateral projections, without posterior hump; setae sparse, dark, needle-like, densest laterally, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium yellow. 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 inner margin with short inter-digitating setae, distal region unmodified, posterior surface unmodified, promargin with row of flattened setae, inner margin unmodified, laminate groove absent. Labium triangular, not fused to sternum, anterior margin indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization; with 6 or more setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally not excavated, serrula present in single row, posteromedian part unmodified, same as sternum in sclerotization, tip with rounded, posteriorly directed projection. 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, unmodified, scuto-pedicel region unmodified, 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. Dorsal scutum absent. Epigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, yellow, short, only around epigastric furrow, not fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, with short posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Spinneret scutum absent. Dorsum setae present, dark, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, dark, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, dark, needle-like. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. 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 not visible; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments yellow; embolus light, prolateral excavation absent, ventral portion of embolus with scoop-shaped tip; trochanter normal size, unmodified; femur normal size, two or more times as long as trochanter, without posteriorly rounded lateral dilation, attaching to patella basally; patella shorter than femur, not enlarged, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium yellow, ovoid in dorsal view, fused with bulb but with clearly defined seam between, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, without distal patch of setae; bulb yellow, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, stout, spherical.
Scaphioides cletus, male palp, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00350)

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Scaphioides cletus, male palp, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00350)

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Scaphioides cletus, male sternum, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00350)

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Scaphioides cletus, male carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---26440)

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Scaphioides cletus, male embolus, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00350)

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Scaphioides cletus, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00350)

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Scaphioides cletus, male carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00350)

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            Female (PBI_OON 21001). Total length 1.52. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace posterior margin of elevated portion with U-shaped band of tubercles. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Epigastric scutum without lateral joints. LEGS: Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Dorsal view: anterior genitalic process bulbous anteriorly, situated on strongly arched base.
Scaphioides cletus, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00350)

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Scaphioides cletus, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00350)

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Scaphioides cletus, female sternum, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00350)

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Scaphioides cletus, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---21001)

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DISTRIBUTION

JAMAICA
Scaphioides cletus 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 00021001  JAMAICA  Manchester    Mandeville  2 Adult Female      18.03378; -77.50012    14 Apr 1959  M. Sanderson  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00026491  JAMAICA  Saint Ann    Mt. Diablo Forest Preserve  1 Adult Male      18.20758; -77.10380    06 Nov 1963  A. Chickering  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00021002  JAMAICA  Saint Andrew    Ferry, 9-10 mi W Red Hills Road  1 Adult Male      18.06138; -76.85171    28 Oct 1957  A. Chickering  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00026440  JAMAICA  Saint Andrew    Hardwar Gap  1 Adult Male      18.07522; -76.72337    06 Dec 1954  A. Nadler  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00000356  JAMAICA  Saint Andrew    Jack's Hill Road  1 Adult Female      18.05001; -76.74998    06 Dec 1957  A. Chickering  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00000347  JAMAICA  Saint Andrew    Ferry, 1 mi W Red Hills Road  1 Adult Male      18.05984; -76.97171    27 Sept 1957  A. Chickering  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00000356  JAMAICA  Saint Andrew    Jack's Hill Road  1 Adult Male      18.05001; -76.74998    06 Dec 1957  A. Chickering  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00000355  JAMAICA  Saint Andrew    Long Mountain, NW part  1 Adult Female      17.96000; -76.74983  ground litter under agave  08 May 1956  C. Hoff  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00026439  JAMAICA  Saint Andrew    14 mi E Kingston  2 Adult Female      17.98911; -76.65821  ground litter under agave  19 Nov 1963  A. Chickering  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00000349  JAMAICA  Saint Andrew    Hermitage Reservoir  1 Adult Male      18.08333; -76.76667  ground litter under agave  26 Nov 1957  A. Chickering  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00000350  JAMAICA  Saint Andrew    Long Mountain, NE slope  1 Adult Male      17.98293; -76.74983  dry acacia litter  05 May 1956  C. Hoff  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00000353  JAMAICA  Saint Andrew    Richards Reservoir  1 Adult Male      18.01245; -76.74290  dry acacia litter  03 Dec 1957  A. Chickering  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00026439  JAMAICA  Saint Andrew    14 mi E Kingston  1 Adult Male      17.98911; -76.65821  dry acacia litter  19 Nov 1963  A. Chickering  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00000348  JAMAICA  Saint Andrew    NE edge Kingston  1 Adult Female      18.06936; -76.79301  small dead limbs on ground  08 May 1956  C. Hoff  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00000347  JAMAICA  Saint Andrew    Ferry, 1 mi W Red Hills Road  1 Adult Female      18.05984; -76.97171  small dead limbs on ground  27 Sept 1957  A. Chickering  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00000351  JAMAICA  Saint Catherine    Guanaboa Vale  1 Adult Female      18.03330; -77.06670  small dead limbs on ground  28 Nov 1957  A. Chickering  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00000344  JAMAICA  Saint Catherine    Innswood Estate  2 Adult Male      17.98333; -77.03333  small dead limbs on ground  10 Nov 1963  A. Chickering  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00000345  JAMAICA  Saint Catherine    Ewarton  1 Adult Male      18.17889; -77.08817  small dead limbs on ground  29 Nov 1957  A. Chickering  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00000352  JAMAICA  Saint Catherine    3 mi E May Pen  1 Adult Female      17.96730; -77.19725  small dead limbs on ground  22 Nov 1957  A. Chickering  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00000352  JAMAICA  Saint Catherine    3 mi E May Pen  3 Adult Male      17.96730; -77.19725  small dead limbs on ground  22 Nov 1957  A. Chickering  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00000342  JAMAICA  Saint Catherine    3 mi E May Pen  1 Adult Female  Paratype    17.96730; -77.19725  small dead limbs on ground  22 Nov 1957  A. Chickering  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00000342  JAMAICA  Saint Catherine    3 mi E May Pen  1 Adult Male  Holotype    17.96730; -77.19725  small dead limbs on ground  22 Nov 1957  A. Chickering  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00000354  JAMAICA  Saint Thomas    Lyssons  1 Adult Female      17.87783; -76.35795  small dead limbs on ground  28 Jun 1954  A. Chickering  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00000346  JAMAICA  Saint Thomas    Actreat  1 Adult Female      ;   small dead limbs on ground  13 Jul 1954  Bellinger  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00000342  JAMAICA  Trelawny Parish    7 miles S of Falmouth  2 Adult Female      18.38482; -77.65475  small dead limbs on ground  12 May 1956  C. Hoff  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00000342  JAMAICA  Trelawny Parish    7 miles S of Falmouth  1 Adult Male      18.38482; -77.65475  small dead limbs on ground  12 May 1956  C. Hoff  MCZ 


 
 
 
 
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