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Opopaea douglasi       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 23402). Total length 1.24. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace orange-brown, without any pattern, broadly oval in dorsal view, pars cephalica strongly 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 strongly reticulate, 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:0.074; PME:0.065; PLE:0.055, ALE largest, ALE circular, PME oval, PLE circular; posterior eye row straight from both above and front; ALE separated by less than their radius, ALE-PLE separated by less than ALE radius, PME touching for less than half 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 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, 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 abundant, light, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from surface. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium orange-brown. 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 present. Labium triangular, fused to sternum, anterior margin indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization; with 3-5 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 small, 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, pedicel scuto-pedicel region about diameter of pedicel, with strong paired scutal ridges and additional median ridge.. Dorsal scutum strongly sclerotized, orange-brown, 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, orange-brown, almost 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: pale orange, 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 without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments orange-brown; 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, patella darker, 0.260 long, 0.146 wide, connection to femur 0.47; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium orange-brown, narrow in dorsal view, completely fused with bulb, no seam visible, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, covered with plumose setae, without stout setae, without distal patch of setae; bulb orange-brown, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, slender, tapering apically, bulb ventrally slightly bulged with s-shaped prolateral tip , fenestra small..
Opopaea douglasi, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23422)

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Opopaea douglasi, male carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23422)

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Opopaea douglasi, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23422)

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Opopaea douglasi, male carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23422)

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Opopaea douglasi, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23422)

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Opopaea douglasi, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23422)

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Opopaea douglasi, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23422)

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Opopaea douglasi, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23422)

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Opopaea douglasi, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23422)

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Opopaea douglasi, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23422)

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Opopaea douglasi, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23422)

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Opopaea douglasi, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23463)

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Opopaea douglasi, male bulb, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23463)

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Opopaea douglasi, male embolus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23463)

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Opopaea douglasi, male labium, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23463)

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Opopaea douglasi, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23463)

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Opopaea douglasi, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23463)

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Opopaea douglasi, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23463)

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Opopaea douglasi, male tarsal organ, palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23463)

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            Female (PBI_OON 23403). Total length 1.31. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Eyes aLE:0.065; PME:0.069; PLE:0.055, PME largest; posterior eye row recurved from above. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Pedicel pedicel scuto-pedicel region about diameter of pedicel, with strong paired scutal ridges and additional median ridge.. 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 douglasi, female abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23423)

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Opopaea douglasi, female carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23423)

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Opopaea douglasi, female carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23423)

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Opopaea douglasi, female carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23423)

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Opopaea douglasi, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23423)

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Opopaea douglasi, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23423)

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Opopaea douglasi, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23423)

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Opopaea douglasi, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23423)

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Opopaea douglasi, female sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23423)

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DISTRIBUTION

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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 00023410  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands  4 Adult Male    249  -27.90000; 153.40000    19 Jan 2009  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023438  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Cotton, Sandy Creek Cons Area  1 Adult Male    40  -27.98333; 153.40000  litter  01 Feb 2010  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023463  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Cotton, Sandy Creek Cons Area  7 Adult Male    40  -27.98333; 153.40000  litter  01 Feb 2010  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023474  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands, Victoria Point  1 Adult Female    20  -27.96666; 153.45000  litter  01 Feb 2010  R. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00006841  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Belmont Hills Bushlands, site 1  1 Adult Male      -27.50784; 153.11750  litter  28 Jul 2003  Queensland Museum Party  QM 
PBI_OON 00023421  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands  2 Adult Male    249  -27.90000; 153.40000  scribbly gum open forest, Leaf Litter  21 Nov 2008  R. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023408  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands  2 Adult Male    249  -27.90000; 153.40000  scribbly gum open forest, litter  19 Jan 2009  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023419  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands  1 Adult Male    249  -27.90000; 153.40000  scribbly gum open forest, litter  19 Jan 2009  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023458  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Cotton, Sandy Creek Cons Area  3 Adult Male    40  -27.98333; 153.40000  litter  01 Dec 2009  R. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023473  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands, Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area  2 Adult Female    120  -27.98333; 153.35000  litter  01 Feb 2010  R. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023422  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands  1 Adult Male  Holotype  249  -27.90000; 153.40000  scribbly gum open forest, Leaf Litter  21 Nov 2008  R. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023423  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands  1 Adult Female  Paratype  249  -27.90000; 153.40000  scribbly gum open forest, Leaf Litter  21 Nov 2008  R. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023417  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands  3 Adult Male    249  -27.90000; 153.40000  scribbly gum open forest, Leaf Litter  19 Jan 2009  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023455  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Cotton, Sandy Creek Cons Area  2 Adult Male    40  -27.98333; 153.40000  litter  09 Feb 2010  A. Nakamura  QM 
PBI_OON 00023472  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands, Victoria Point  2 Adult Female    20  -27.96666; 153.45000  litter  01 Dec 2009  R. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00006835  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Karawatha Forest, site 6  3 Adult Female    60  -27.62217; 153.08730  litter  31 Oct 2003  Queensland Museum Party  QM 
PBI_OON 00023416  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands  1 Adult Male    249  -27.90000; 153.40000  litter  19 Jan 2009  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023452  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Cotton, Sandy Creek Cons Area  1 Adult Male    40  -27.98333; 153.40000  litter  01 Feb 2010  R.J. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023464  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands, Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area  2 Adult Female    120  -27.98333; 153.35000  litter  01 Mar 2010  J. Stanisic  QM 
PBI_OON 00023477  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands, Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area  1 Adult Female    120  -27.98333; 153.35000  litter  10 Feb 2010  R. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00006835  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Karawatha Forest, site 6  4 Adult Male    60  -27.62217; 153.08730  litter  31 Oct 2003  Queensland Museum Party  QM 
PBI_OON 00023421  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Redlands  2 Adult Female    249  -27.90000; 153.40000  scribbly gum open forest, Leaf Litter  21 Nov 2008  R. Raven  QM 


 
 
 
 
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