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Gamasomorpha ophiria       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 12010). Total length 2.13. 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 rounded posterolateral corners, posterolateral edge with pair of pits, posterior margin not bulging below posterior rim, anterolateral corners without extension or projections, posterolateral surface with 2 pairs of spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth, sides smooth, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, rebordered, with sharply pointed 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 cephalica setae distributed in u-shaped row with a longitudinal middle row; non-marginal pars thoracica setae light, needle-like; marginal setae light, needle-like. Clypeus margin slightly rebordered, straight in front view, vertical 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, PME subequal, larger than PLE, ALE oval, PME oval, PLE circular; posterior eye row recurved from above, procurved from front; ALE separated by their radius to diameter, 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 row of large pits, radial furrow opposite coxae III absent, surface smooth, covered with large round pits, microsculpture only in furrows, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin with interrupted transverse groove, posterior margin extending posteriorly beyond anterior edges of coxae IV as single extension, anterior corner unmodified, distance between coxae approximately equal, extensions of pre-coxal triangles absent, lateral margins with indented extensions between coxae, with posterior hump; setae abundant, light, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium orange-brown. Chelicerae slightly divergent, 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, evenly scattered; paturon inner margin with scattered setae, distal region abruptly narrowed, posterior surface unmodified, inner margin unmodified. Labium rectangular, 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, anteromedian tip unmodified, 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 small, ovoid, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified, booklung covers elevated from body surface. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube medium, 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. Dorsal scutum strongly sclerotized, orange-brown, without color pattern, covering more than 3/4 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, slightly protuding, 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, without posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete ring. Supra-anal scutum absent. Dorsum setae present, light, plumose. Epigastric area setae uniform, light, plumose, anterior, dorsal part with needle-like setae. Postepigastric area setae present, light, plumose. Spinneret scutum with fringe of long setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus present. LEGS: pale orange, without color pattern; femur IV not thickened, same size as femora I-III, patella plus tibia I shorter than carapace, tibia IV specialized hairs on ventral apex present, tibia IV ventral scopula absent, metatarsi I and II meso-apical comb absent, metatarsi III and IV weak ventral scopula absent, tibiae specialized hairs on ventral apex of tibia III and IV with even hair-shaft and a bent, narrowing, plumose, hair tip. Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw. Trichobothria examined with Compound microscope; tibia: each with three; metatarsus: each with one. 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 pale orange; embolus dark, prolateral excavation absent, long, slender, lamellar embolus about as long as bulbus. Conductor about as long as embolus split into two parts half way to the distal tip. Dorsal conductor with dorsal, transparent, denticulate seam. Embolus-conductor-complex bent proximally fitting into the interrupted transverse groove at anterior end of sternum.; 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 with 3 trichobothria; cymbium pale orange, ovoid in dorsal view, fused with bulb but with clearly defined seam between, extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, with distal patch of setae; bulb pale orange, shorter than cymbium, stout, tapering apically.
Gamasomorpha ophiria, male palp, prolateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12010)

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Gamasomorpha ophiria, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12010)

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Gamasomorpha ophiria, male habitus, lateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12010)

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Gamasomorpha ophiria, male habitus, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12010)

gamasophirmphabv12010BE.tif

Gamasomorpha ophiria, male sternum, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12010)

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Gamasomorpha ophiria, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12010)

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Gamasomorpha ophiria, male carapace, anterior view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12010)

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Gamasomorpha ophiria, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12010)

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Gamasomorpha ophiria, male palp, prolateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12010)

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Gamasomorpha ophiria, male booklung covers, posterior view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12010)

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Gamasomorpha ophiria, male carapace, posterior view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12010)

gamasophirmpcarT12010BE.tif

Gamasomorpha ophiria, male booklung covers, lateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12010)

gamasophirmpbocl12010BE.tif

Gamasomorpha ophiria, male embolus, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12010)

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            Female (PBI_OON 12010). Total length 2.33. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace pale orange; non-marginal pars cephalica setae non-marginal pars cephalica setae present in u-shpaed row with a longitudinal middle-row. Sternum pale orange. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium pale orange. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified. ABDOMEN: Book lung covers booklung covers elevated from body surface. Dorsal scutum pale orange, covering full length of abdomen, middle surface punctate, sides punctate. Epigastric scutum without lateral joints. Postepigastric scutum pale orange, not fused to epigastric scutum. LEGS: tibiae specialized hairs on ventral apex of tibia III and IV with even hair-shaft and a bent, narrowing, plumose, hair tip. Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria examined with Compound microscope.
Gamasomorpha ophiria, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12010)

gamasophirfphabd12010BE.tif

Gamasomorpha ophiria, female habitus, lateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12010)

gamasophirfphabl12010BE.tif

Gamasomorpha ophiria, female habitus, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12010)

gamasophirfphabv12010BE.tif

Gamasomorpha ophiria, female sternum, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12010)

gamasophirfpstev12010BE.tif

Gamasomorpha ophiria, female abdomen, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12010)

gamasophirfpabdv12010BE.tif

Gamasomorpha ophiria, female abdomen, anterior view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12010)

gamasophirfpabda12010BE.tif

Gamasomorpha ophiria, female carapace, anterior view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12010)

gamasophirfpcara12010BE.tif

Gamasomorpha ophiria, female booklung covers, lateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12010)

gamasophirfpbocl12010BE.tif

Gamasomorpha ophiria, female booklung covers, posterior view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12010)

gamasophirfpbocT12010BE.tif

 

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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 00016053  MALAYSIA  Johor    Gunung Ledang, Puteri Waterfalls  1 Adult Female  Paratype  105  2.35616; 102.63022  rainforest near stream  21 May 2004  P. Schwendinger  MHNG 
PBI_OON 00012010  MALAYSIA  Johor    Gunung Ledang, Puteri Waterfalls  1 Adult Male  Holotype  105  2.35616; 102.63022  rainforest near stream  21 May 2004  P. Schwendinger  MHNG 
PBI_OON 00016052  MALAYSIA  Johor    Gunung Ledang, Puteri Waterfalls  1 Adult Male  Paratype  105  2.35616; 102.63022  rainforest near stream  21 May 2004  P. Schwendinger  NMBE 


 
 
 
 
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