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Opopaea framenaui       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 23632). Total length 1.40. 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 angular posterolateral corners, posterolateral edge without pits, posterior margin not bulging below posterior rim, 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, with blunt 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, 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: 0.087; PME:0.076; PLE:0.067, ALE largest, ALE circular, PME squared, PLE circular; posterior eye row straight from both above and front; ALE separated by less than their radius, ALE-PLE touching, PME touching throughout most of their length, PLE-PME touching. 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, covered with small round pits, microsculpture only in furrows, sternum covered with small pits only between coxae IV; setae sparse, light, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from small pits. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium orange-brown. Chelicerae straight, anterior face unmodified; without teeth on both promargin and retromargin; fangs 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; 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. 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 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 at middle. 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, 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: 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, rebordered; 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 subbasally; patella longer than femur, slightly larger than femur, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified, palpal patella 0.276 long, 0.164 wide, connection to femur at 0.36.; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium pale orange, ovoid in dorsal view, fused with bulb but with clearly defined seam between, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, covered with plumose setae, without stout setae, cymbium with round patch of slender curved, plumose setae that hve a pionted tip.; bulb pale orange, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, tapering apically, bulb ventrally strongly bulged, with seam between cymbium and bulb, tip broad with prolateral incision and folds, fentestra small.
Opopaea framenaui, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23632)

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Opopaea framenaui, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23632)

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Opopaea framenaui, male carapace, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23632)

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Opopaea framenaui, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23632)

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Opopaea framenaui, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23632)

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Opopaea framenaui, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23632)

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Opopaea framenaui, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23632)

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Opopaea framenaui, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23632)

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Opopaea framenaui, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23632)

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Opopaea framenaui, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23632)

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Opopaea framenaui, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---18029)

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Opopaea framenaui, male endites, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---18029)

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Opopaea framenaui, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---18029)

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Opopaea framenaui, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---18029)

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Opopaea framenaui, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---18029)

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            Female (PBI_OON 4676). Total length 1.51. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Eyes aLE: 0.064; PME:0.061; PLE:0.049. Sternum sternum covered with small pits only between coxae IV. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Pedicel scuto-pedicel region about diameter of pedicel,paired scutal ridges shallow, just touching.. Epigastric scutum without lateral joints. 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 framenaui, female abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46762)

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Opopaea framenaui, female carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46762)

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Opopaea framenaui, female carapace, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46762)

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Opopaea framenaui, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46762)

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Opopaea framenaui, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46762)

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Opopaea framenaui, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46762)

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Opopaea framenaui, female sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46762)

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Opopaea framenaui, female epigynum, epigynal area, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46762)

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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 00023632  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Hepburn Heights, site HH3 3149'02"S 11546'13"E  1 Adult Male  Holotype    -31.81722; 115.77027    13 Jul 1995  M. Harvey, J. Waldock  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00023635  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Hepburn Heights, site HH4  1 Adult Male      -31.81583; 115.77805    25 Sept 1995  M. Harvey, J. Waldock  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00018029  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Hepburn Heights, site HH3 3149'02"S 11546'13"E  1 Adult Male      -31.81722; 115.77027    13 Jul 1995  M. Harvey, J. Waldock  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00018029  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Hepburn Heights, site HH3 3149'02"S 11546'13"E  1 Adult Female      -31.81722; 115.77027    13 Jul 1995  M. Harvey, J. Waldock  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004676  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Hepburn Heights, site HH3 3149'02"S 11546'13"E  1 Adult Female  Allotype    -31.81722; 115.77027    13 Jul 1995  M. Harvey, J. Waldock  WAMP 


 
 
 
 
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