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Opopaea flava       Get publication

            Male (PBI_OON 4037). Total length 1.18. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace yellow, without any pattern, elongate oval in dorsal view, pars cephalica flat 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 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, eyes silvery; ALE: 0.048; PME: 0.066; PLE: 0.047, PME largest, ALE circular, PME oval, PLE circular; posterior eye row recurved from above, straight from front; ALE separated by more than their diameter, ALE-PLE touching, PME touching throughout most of their length, PLE-PME touching. Sternum longer than wide, yellow, uniform, fused to carapace, median concavity absent, without radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, 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 II and III greater than distance between coxae I and II, and coxae III and IV, extensions of pre-coxal triangles absent, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump, flatt, furoows completely reduced; setae sparse, light, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from small pits, 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 light, needle-like, evenly scattered; paturon distal region unmodified, posterior surface unmodified, promargin unmodified, inner margin unmodified, laminate groove present. 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 not extending far dorsal of pedicel, plumose hairs lateral of pedicel, matted setae on anterior ventral abdomen in pedicel area absent, cuticular outgrowths near pedicel absent, scuto/pedicel area less than 1/2 diameter of pedicel with paired scutal ridges not connected. Dorsal scutum weakly sclerotized, yellow, 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, yellow, long, semicircular, covering nearly full length of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, with long posteriorly directed lateral apodemes, with a longitudinal ridge from the sperm pore to the middle of the postepigastric scutum.. 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: 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, oval, situated at level of anterior spiracles, unmodified; furrow with pair of omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments yellow-brown; embolus dark, 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, patella yellow brown, 0.241 long, 0.122 wide, connection to femur at 0.53; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium yellow, 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; bulb yellow, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, slender, tapering apically, bulb ventrally slightly bulged tip with prolateraly pointed, distally striated, fenestra small close to tip..
Opopaea flava, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04037)


Opopaea flava, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04037)


Opopaea flava, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04037)


Opopaea flava, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04037)


Opopaea flava, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04037)


Opopaea flava, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04037)


Opopaea flava, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04037)


Opopaea flava, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04037)


Opopaea flava, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04037)


Opopaea flava, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04037)


Opopaea flava, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04037)


Opopaea flava, male chelicerae, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04037)


Opopaea flava, male embolus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04037)


Opopaea flava, male endites, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04037)


Opopaea flava, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04037)


Opopaea flava, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04037)


Opopaea flava, male pedicel, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04037)


Opopaea flava, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04037)




Opopaea flava coordinates
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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 00004035  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Marda Pool, 7 km SE  3 Adult Male      -21.06972; 116.20666    25 Sept 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004032  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Mt Gregory, 3.5 km WNW  1 Adult Male      -20.85250; 117.09583    05 Jul 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00023617  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 00004040  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Millstream, 1.2 km SSE  1 Adult Male      -21.60416; 117.07750    14 Jul 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004037  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Marda Pool, 7 km SE  1 Adult Male  Holotype    -21.06972; 116.20666    25 Sept 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004036  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Phyton Pool, 5 km WSW  1 Adult Male      -21.34111; 117.18833    08 May 2004  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004039  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Wickham, 13.5 km W  1 Adult Male      -20.68833; 117.00666    06 Jul 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00005039  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Marda Pool, 7 km SE  6 Adult Male      -21.06972; 116.20666    25 Sept 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004034  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Lake Poongkaliyarra, 9 km NW  1 Adult Male      -20.93972; 117.03472    03 Jul 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 

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