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Opopaea lebretoni       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 20154). Total length 1.34. 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. 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. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, aLE: 0.056; PME: 0.062; PlE: 0.053, PME largest, all eyes circular; posterior eye row recurved from above, straight from front; ALE separated by their radius to diameter, ALE-PLE separated by less than ALE radius, PME touching for less than half their length, PLE-PME touching. Sternum as long as 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, light, 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 light, needle-like, evenly scattered; 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 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 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 strongly 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 strongly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, pale orange, 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, 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, narrow, slit-like, 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 light, prolateral excavation present; 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, 0.238 long, 0.138 wide, connection to femur at 0.40.; 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, covered with plumose setae, without stout setae, with distal patch of setae; bulb pale orange, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, slender, tapering apically, bulb ventrally strongly bulged, with a dorsal patch of plumose setae, tip with medially bent, fused fold and small prolateral incision., middle part with a dorsal patch of plumose setae.
Opopaea lebretoni, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20154)

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Opopaea lebretoni, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20154)

opopalebrempabdv20154BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20154)

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Opopaea lebretoni, male carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20154)

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Opopaea lebretoni, male carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20154)

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Opopaea lebretoni, male carapace, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20154)

opopalebrempcarp20154BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20154)

opopalebremphabd20154BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20154)

opopalebremphabl20154BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20154)

opopalebremphabv20154BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20154)

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Opopaea lebretoni, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20154)

opopalebremppalp20154BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20154)

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Opopaea lebretoni, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20154)

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Opopaea lebretoni, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20151)

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Opopaea lebretoni, male embolus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20151)

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Opopaea lebretoni, male embolus, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20151)

opopalebremsembp20151BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20151)

opopalebremspald20151BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20151)

opopalebremspalp20151BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20151)

opopalebremsstev20151BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20474)

OPOPALEBREmpabda20474BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20474)

OPOPALEBREmpabdv20474BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20474)

OPOPALEBREmpcara20474BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, male carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20474)

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Opopaea lebretoni, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20474)

OPOPALEBREmphabl20474BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20474)

OPOPALEBREmphabd20474BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, male carapace, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20474)

OPOPALEBREmpcarp20474BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20474)

OPOPALEBREmppald20474BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20474)

OPOPALEBREmppalp20474BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20474)

OPOPALEBREmppalr20474BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, male bulb, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20474)

OPOPALEBREmsbulp20474BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20474)

OPOPALEBREmspald20474BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20474)

OPOPALEBREmspalp20474BB.tif


            Female (PBI_OON 7596). Total length 1.47. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace 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 setae present, light, needle-like. Eyes aLE: 0.065; PME: 0.067; PlE: 0.048. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Pedicel scuto-pedicel region with small denticles in curved rows anteriorly from booklung, scutum not extending far dorsal of pedicel. 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 lebretoni, female abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07596)

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Opopaea lebretoni, female abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07596)

opopalebrefpabdv07596BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, female carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07596)

opopalebrefpcara07596BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, female carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07596)

opopalebrefpcard07596BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, female carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07596)

opopalebrefpcarl07596BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, female carapace, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07596)

opopalebrefpcarp07596BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07596)

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Opopaea lebretoni, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07596)

opopalebrefphabd07596BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07596)

opopalebrefphabl07596BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07596)

opopalebrefphabv07596BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, female sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07596)

opopalebrefpstev07596BB.tif

Opopaea lebretoni, female epigynum, epigynal area, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20152)

OPOPALEBREfpepid20152BB.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 00020152  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Lower Murray-Darling Region, Willotia Station  2 Adult Female      -32.88566; 142.23500    14 Feb 2000  Mathew Le Breton  AM 
PBI_OON 00020474  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Lower Murray-Darling Region, Boolaboolka Station  1 Adult Male  Holotype    -32.66850; 142.90183  shrubs, litter  25 Oct 1999  Mathew Le Breton  AM 
PBI_OON 00020152  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Lower Murray-Darling Region, Willotia Station  3 Adult Male      -32.88566; 142.23500  shrubs, litter  14 Feb 2000  Mathew Le Breton  AM 
PBI_OON 00007596  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Lower Murray-Darling Region, Bidura Station  1 Adult Female  Paratype    -34.10950; 143.22116  chenopod mallee shrubland, litter  06 Mar 2000  Mathew Le Breton  AM 
PBI_OON 00020153  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Lower Murray-Darling Region, Tapio Station  1 Adult Male      -34.03916; 142.06783  chenopod mallee shrubland, litter  20 Mar 2000  Mathew Le Breton  AM 
PBI_OON 00020154  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Lower Murray-Darling Region, Bidura Station  1 Adult Male      -34.10950; 143.22116  chenopod mallee shrubland, litter  06 Mar 2000  Mathew Le Breton  AM 
PBI_OON 00020151  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Lower Murray-Darling Region, Willotia Station  1 Adult Male      -32.83500; 142.28816  chenopod mallee shrubland, litter  14 Feb 2000  Mathew Le Breton  AM 
PBI_OON 00020154  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Lower Murray-Darling Region, Bidura Station  1 Adult Male      -34.10950; 143.22116  chenopod mallee shrubland, litter  06 Mar 2000  Mathew Le Breton  AM 


 
 
 
 
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