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Opopaea pallida       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 4598). Total length 1.23. 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 rounded 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 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: 0.069; PME: 0.070; PLE: 0.055, PME largest, ALE circular, PME squared, PLE circular; posterior eye row recurved from above, straight from front; ALE separated by less than their radius, ALE-PLE touching, PME touching for less than half their length, PLE-PME touching. 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 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 surface, 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 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 not 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. 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, scuto-pedicel region about diameter of pedicel, paired scutal ridges shallow not connected. Dorsal scutum weakly sclerotized, pale orange, without color pattern, covering full length 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 weakly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, pale orange, long, almost rectangular, 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, 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, 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 pale orange; embolus dark, 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; patella longer than femur, much larger than femur, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified, patella orange brown, 0.246 long, 0.140 wide, connection to femur at 0.60; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium pale orange, 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 pale orange, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, slender, tapering apically, bulb compact, ventrally strongly bulged, tip narrow with longitudinal prolateral, s-shaped ridge and larger fenestra..
Opopaea pallida, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04598)

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Opopaea pallida, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04598)

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Opopaea pallida, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04598)

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Opopaea pallida, male carapace, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04598)

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Opopaea pallida, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04598)

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Opopaea pallida, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04598)

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Opopaea pallida, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04598)

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Opopaea pallida, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04598)

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Opopaea pallida, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04598)

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Opopaea pallida, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04598)

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Opopaea pallida, male endites, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04598)

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Opopaea pallida, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04598)

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Opopaea pallida, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04598)

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Opopaea pallida, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04598)

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            Female (PBI_OON 4598). Total length 1.27. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace pars cephalica flat in lateral view. Eyes aLE: 0.064; PME: 0.065; PLE: 0.052. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: cylindrical. 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 pallida, female abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04598)

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Opopaea pallida, female abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04598)

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Opopaea pallida, female carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04598)

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Opopaea pallida, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04598)

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Opopaea pallida, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04598)

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Opopaea pallida, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04598)

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Opopaea pallida, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04598)

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DISTRIBUTION

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Opopaea pallida 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 00004636  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Meentheena Outcamp, 10 km E  1 Adult Female      -21.24611; 120.53888    01 Aug 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004640  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Whim Creek Hotel, 46 km NNE  6 Adult Male      -20.47555; 117.99527    09 Jul 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004654  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Mt Minnie, 7 km SSE  3 Adult Female      -22.16944; 115.56083    27 Sept 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004657  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Wodgina, 32.5 km SSE  1 Adult Female      -21.45833; 118.72583    23 Sept 2005  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00023680  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Whim Creek Hotel, 45 km NE  6 Adult Female      -20.60722; 118.15638    07 Jul 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004669  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Giles Point, 5.5km NE  3 Adult Female      -23.21333; 119.20222    30 Aug 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00005048  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Marda Pool, 7 km SE  1 Adult Male      -21.06972; 116.20666    25 Sept 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004673  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Mt De Courcy, 27 km ESE  4 Adult Male      -22.78916; 116.57083    07 Sept 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004585  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Mt De Courcy, 10.5 km W  5 Adult Male      -22.71111; 116.40027    07 Sept 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004686  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Weeli Wolli Spring, 11 km NE  1 Adult Female      -22.83722; 119.27111    30 Aug 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004592  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Mt Florance Homestead, 1 km SW 2147'42"S 11751'25.1"E  4 Adult Female      -21.79500; 117.85694    06 May 2004  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004689  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Wheelarra Hill, 10 km SSE  2 Adult Male      -23.45833; 120.15583    07 Sept 2005  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004600  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Mallina Homestead, 10 km S  2 Adult Female      -20.96944; 118.04833    11 Jul 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004710  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Whim Creek Hotel, 11 km SSE  5 Adult Female      -20.91972; 117.86111    11 Jul 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004606  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Wheelarra, 33.5km E  2 Adult Female      -23.37250; 120.45805    04 Sept 2005  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004635  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Wodgina, 11 km N  2 Adult Female      -21.07166; 118.67972    23 Sept 2005  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004640  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Whim Creek Hotel, 46 km NNE  1 Adult Female      -20.47555; 117.99527    09 Jul 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004652  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Tom Price, 32.5 km WSW  1 Adult Female      -22.79750; 117.49444    26 Aug 2005  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004656  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Marda Pool, 9.5 km ESE  2 Adult Male      -21.06305; 116.23500    24 Sept 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00023679  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Whim Creek Hotel, 45 km NE  1 Adult Female  Allotype    -20.60722; 118.15638    07 Jul 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004669  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Giles Point, 5.5km NE  1 Adult Male      -23.21333; 119.20222    30 Aug 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00020196  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Nullagine, 24 km NNE  1 Adult Male      -21.67722; 120.15527    04 Aug 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004673  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Mt De Courcy, 27 km ESE  3 Adult Female      -22.78916; 116.57083    07 Sept 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004585  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Mt De Courcy, 10.5 km W  15 Adult Female      -22.71111; 116.40027    07 Sept 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004685  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Nullagine, 42.5 km N  1 Adult Female      -21.49916; 120.10888    03 Aug 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004590  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Whim Creek Hotel,12.5 km S  2 Adult Female      -20.94972; 117.84972    13 May 2004  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004689  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Wheelarra Hill, 10 km SSE  1 Adult Female      -23.45833; 120.15583    07 Sept 2005  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004599  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Nullagine, 24 km NNE  2 Adult Female      -21.67722; 120.15527    04 Aug 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004709  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Whim Creek Hotel, 11 km SSE  2 Adult Male      -20.91972; 117.86111    11 Jul 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004604  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Meentheena Outcamp, 10 km E  1 Adult Female      -21.24611; 120.53888    01 Aug 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004634  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Dresser Mining Centre, 8 km SSW2113'05"S 11924'07"E  2 Adult Female      -21.21805; 119.40194    12 Oct 2005  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004637  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Whim Creek Hotel, 20 km ESE  2 Adult Female      -20.91000; 117.98277    10 Jul 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004645  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Warrawagine Homestead, 23 km NE  1 Adult Male      -20.69833; 120.85638    01 Jul 2005  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004656  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Marda Pool, 9.5 km ESE  2 Adult Female      -21.06305; 116.23500    24 Sept 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004598  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Whim Creek Hotel, 45 km NE  1 Adult Male  Holotype    -20.60722; 118.15638    07 Jul 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004659  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Roy Hill Station, 6 km SW  5 Adult Female      -22.66083; 119.91861    09 Aug 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004017  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Nullagine, 24 km NNE  1 Adult Male      -21.67722; 120.15527    04 Aug 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004672  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Rhodes Ridge, 11.5 km SW  1 Adult Female      -23.14583; 119.26555    25 May 2004  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004038  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Mt Berry, 19.7 km WNW  2 Adult Male      -22.43750; 116.27416    08 Sept 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004682  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Mt Berry, 10.5 km NW  5 Adult Male      -22.41055; 116.39166    10 Sept 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004588  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Marda Pool, 7 km SE  1 Adult Female      -21.06972; 116.20666    25 Sept 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004687  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Paraburdoo, 37.5 km SE  1 Adult Female      -23.37305; 117.98972    29 Aug 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004595  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Mt Florance Homestead,0.2 km N 2147'12.3"S 11751'43.8"E  1 Adult Female      -21.78666; 117.86194    03 Sept 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004693  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Mt Berry, 7.5 km NNW  11 Adult Male      -22.42472; 116.43250    10 Sept 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004602  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Wodgina, 5 km NNE  1 Adult Male      -21.12805; 118.68944    23 Sept 2005  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004606  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Wheelarra, 33.5km E  1 Adult Male      -23.37250; 120.45805    04 Sept 2005  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004636  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Meentheena Outcamp, 10 km E  1 Adult Male      -21.24611; 120.53888    01 Aug 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004645  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Warrawagine Homestead, 23 km NE  2 Adult Female      -20.69833; 120.85638    01 Jul 2005  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004654  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Mt Minnie, 7 km SSE  3 Adult Male      -22.16944; 115.56083    27 Sept 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004659  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Roy Hill Station, 6 km SW  4 Adult Male      -22.66083; 119.91861    09 Aug 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00023680  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Whim Creek Hotel, 45 km NE  17 Adult Male      -20.60722; 118.15638    07 Jul 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004671  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Tom Price, 6 km ENE  1 Adult Female      -22.68000; 117.84777    03 Aug 2005  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00048261  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Phyton Pool, 5 km WSW  1 Adult Male      -21.34111; 117.18833    08 May 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004682  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Mt Berry, 10.5 km NW  3 Adult Female      -22.41055; 116.39166    10 Sept 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004586  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Pannawonica, 12.5 km E  1 Adult Female      -21.62722; 116.44583    02 Oct 2005  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004686  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Weeli Wolli Spring, 11 km NE  1 Adult Male      -22.83722; 119.27111    30 Aug 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004593  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Whim Creek Hotel, 45 km NE  1 Adult Female      -20.60722; 118.15638    07 Jul 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004693  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Mt Berry, 7.5 km NNW  11 Adult Female      -22.42472; 116.43250    10 Sept 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004602  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Wodgina, 5 km NNE  1 Adult Female      -21.12805; 118.68944    23 Sept 2005  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 


 
 
 
 
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