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Opopaea johannae       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 4625). Total length 1.41. 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 finely reticulate, sides finely reticulate, 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, scattered; 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: 0.077; PME: 0.074; PlE: 0.066, ALE 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 separated by less than their radius, PLE-PME separated by less than PME radius. 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 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 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 less than diameter of pedicel, paired scutal ridges short, not connected.. 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, 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. 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, 0.241 long, 0.137 wide, connection to femur at 0.56.; 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 slightly bulged, with strong triangular medially directed prolateral extension close to palpal tip, tip broad with prolateral ribbed fold bent distally, fentestra close to tip..
Opopaea johannae, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04625)

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Opopaea johannae, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04625)

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Opopaea johannae, male carapace, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04625)

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Opopaea johannae, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04625)

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Opopaea johannae, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04625)

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Opopaea johannae, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04625)

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Opopaea johannae, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04625)

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Opopaea johannae, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04625)

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Opopaea johannae, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---04625)

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Opopaea johannae, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---48259)

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Opopaea johannae, male endites, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---48259)

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Opopaea johannae, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---48259)

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Opopaea johannae, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---48259)

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Opopaea johannae, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---48259)

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            Female (PBI_OON 19615). Total length 1.41. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth. Eyes "ALE: 0.077; PME: 0.074; PlE: 0.066". Endites anteromedian tip unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. LEGS: Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined.
Opopaea johannae, female abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19615)

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Opopaea johannae, female carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19615)

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Opopaea johannae, female carapace, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19615)

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Opopaea johannae, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19615)

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Opopaea johannae, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19615)

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Opopaea johannae, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19615)

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Opopaea johannae, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19615)

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Opopaea johannae, female epigynum, epigynal area, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19615)

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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 00017806  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island  1 Adult Male      -20.78666; 115.45472    24 Apr 2005  K. Edward, S. Callan  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00023628  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island  1 Adult Male      -20.78666; 115.45472    25 Apr 2007  K. Edward  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00018058  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island, WAPET Camp  19 Adult Male      -20.82860; 115.44440    05 Nov 1993  Harvey, M.S., Waldock, J.M.  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00017772  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island  1 Adult Male      -20.78666; 115.45472    06 May 2006  S. Callan, R. Graham  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00018058  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island, WAPET Camp  8 Adult Female      -20.82860; 115.44440    05 Nov 1993  Harvey, M.S., Waldock, J.M.  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00018053  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island, near Barge Landing, site QUBL2  1 Adult Female      ;     25 Aug 2004  Edward, K., Mould, L.  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00017779  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island  1 Adult Female      -20.78666; 115.45472    06 May 2006  S. Callan  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00018060  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island, 1 km W. of Warehouse  5 Adult Female      -20.72860; 115.43220    04 Nov 1993  Harvey, M.S., Waldock, J.M.  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00018055  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island, Bandicoot Bay  3 Adult Female      -20.86770; 115.33360    04 Nov 1993  Harvey, M.S., Waldock, J.M.  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00017807  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island  1 Adult Male      -20.78666; 115.45472    17 May 2005  S. Callan  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00018060  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island, 1 km W. of Warehouse  13 Adult Male      -20.72860; 115.43220    04 Nov 1993  Harvey, M.S., Waldock, J.M.  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00018055  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island, Bandicoot Bay  8 Adult Male      -20.86770; 115.33360    04 Nov 1993  Harvey, M.S., Waldock, J.M.  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00004625  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Whim Creek Hotel, 46 km NNE  1 Adult Male  Holotype    -20.47555; 117.99527    09 Jul 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00005104  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 00048259  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 00048259  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 00019615  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia  Pilbara  Whim Creek Hotel, 46 km NNE  1 Adult Female  Allotype    -20.47555; 117.99527    09 Jul 2003  CALM Pilbara Survey  WAMP 


 
 
 
 
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