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Opopaea addsae       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 7704). Total length 1.63. 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, 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, with blunt denticles; plumose setae near posterior margin of pars thoracica absent; non-marginal pars cephalica setae dark, needle-like, present in u-shaped row; non-marginal pars thoracica setae dark, needle-like; marginal setae dark, needle-like. 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:0.085; PME:0.073; PLE:0.058, 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 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 approximately equal, extensions of pre-coxal triangles absent, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump; setae sparse, dark, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from small pits, without hair tufts. 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 dark, needle-like, densest medially; 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, endites twice as long as wide, directed medially. 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, with additional widely oval distal 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 punctate, sides punctate, anterior half without projecting denticles. Epigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, orange-brown, 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, dark, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, dark, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, dark, 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, 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 absent; trochanter normal size, with ventral projection; 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 orange brown, 0.336 long, 0.206 wide, connection to femur at 0.166mm; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium pale orange, narrow in dorsal view, completely fused with bulb, no seam visible, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, with distal patch of setae; bulb pale orange, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, slender, tapering apically, distal part bulb ventrally slightly bulged with prolaterally incised distal tip.
Opopaea addsae, male carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07704)

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Opopaea addsae, male carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07704)

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Opopaea addsae, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07704)

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Opopaea addsae, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07704)

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Opopaea addsae, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07704)

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Opopaea addsae, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07704)

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Opopaea addsae, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07704)

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Opopaea addsae, male carapace, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07704)

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Opopaea addsae, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07704)

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Opopaea addsae, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07704)

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Opopaea addsae, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07704)

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Opopaea addsae, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07704)

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Opopaea addsae, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07704)

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Opopaea addsae, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07704)

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Opopaea addsae, male bulb, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07704)

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Opopaea addsae, male bulb, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07704)

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Opopaea addsae, male chelicerae, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07704)

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Opopaea addsae, male endites, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07704)

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Opopaea addsae, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07704)

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Opopaea addsae, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07704)

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Opopaea addsae, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07704)

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Opopaea addsae, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07704)

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            Female (PBI_OON 23553). Total length 1.93. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Eyes aLE:0.084; PME:0.072; PLE:0.056. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified, endites twice as long as wide, directed medially. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Pedicel with additional widely oval distal 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. GENITALIA: Ventral view: epigastric area with widely slit-like opening.
Opopaea addsae, female carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23553)

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Opopaea addsae, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23553)

opopaaddsafphabd23553BB.tif

Opopaea addsae, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23553)

opopaaddsafphabl23553BB.tif

Opopaea addsae, female carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23553)

opopaaddsafpcarl23553BB.tif

Opopaea addsae, female abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23553)

opopaaddsafpabda23553BB.tif

Opopaea addsae, female abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23553)

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Opopaea addsae, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23553)

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Opopaea addsae, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23553)

opopaaddsafphabv23553BB.tif

Opopaea addsae, female sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23553)

opopaaddsafpstev23553BB.tif

Opopaea addsae, female carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23553)

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Opopaea addsae, female carapace, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23553)

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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 00019621  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    No Name Fire Trail, Buckenbowra SF  2 Adult Male      -35.63850; 150.00166    15 Mar 1999  L. Wilkie, R. Harris, H. Smith  AM 
PBI_OON 00019616  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    T-Ridge Rd, Kioloa State Forest  1 Adult Female      -35.55466; 150.30716    17 Mar 1999  J. Tarnawski, S. Lassau  AM 
PBI_OON 00007560  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Murramarang NP, 1.6km along Richmond Beach Rd  1 Adult Male      -35.67516; 150.28366    17 Mar 1999  L. Wilkie, R. Harris  AM 
PBI_OON 00007531  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Murramarang NP, 1400m along Richmond Beach Rd from jnct  1 Adult Male      -35.67583; 150.27583    17 Mar 1999  L. Wilkie, R. Harris  AM 
PBI_OON 00007621  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Princes Highway, Corunna State Forest  1 Adult Male      -36.27466; 150.12216    12 Mar 1999  R. Harris, H. Smith  AM 
PBI_OON 00007704  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Budawang NP, Western Distributor Rd  1 Adult Male  Holotype    -35.52400; 150.02583    16 Mar 1999  J. Tarnawski, S. Lassau  AM 
PBI_OON 00007696  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    N side of Durras Rd, 1.9km W of Durras  2 Adult Female      -35.65350; 150.27033    17 Mar 1999  J. Tarnawski, S. Lassau  AM 
PBI_OON 00007501  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bungawalbin State Forest  1 Adult Female      -29.03500; 153.15183    01 Jan 1900  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00020579  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Irishman State Forest, Belbucca Rd, 1.5km from Middle Ridge Rd junction  2 Adult Female      -30.54300; 152.66900    24 Nov 1999  M. Gray, G. Milledge, H. Smith  AM 
PBI_OON 00023552  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Budawang NP, Western Distributor Rd  1 Adult Male      -35.52400; 150.02583    16 Mar 1999  J. Tarnawski, S. Lassau  AM 
PBI_OON 00019618  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Coomerang Rd, Dampier State Forest  1 Adult Male      -36.05950; 149.78416    11 Mar 1999  L. Wilkie, R. Harris, H. Smith  AM 
PBI_OON 00019619  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Budawang NP, Western Distributor Rd  1 Adult Female      -35.52400; 150.02583    16 Mar 1999  J. Tarnawski, S. Lassau  AM 
PBI_OON 00007564  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    300m S of jnct North Head & Carls Mtn Rds, Murramarang NP  1 Adult Male      -35.68483; 150.25716    17 Mar 1999  L. Wilkie, R. Harris  AM 
PBI_OON 00007530  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Murramarang NP, 250m along rd to Richmond & Oaky beaches  2 Adult Female      -34.69200; 150.27283    17 Mar 1999  L. Wilkie, R. Harris  AM 
PBI_OON 00007630  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    T-Ridge Rd, Kioloa State Forest  1 Adult Female      -35.55466; 150.30716    17 Mar 1999  J. Tarnawski, S. Lassau  AM 
PBI_OON 00007662  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    S side of Durras Rd, 2km W of Durras  11 Adult Female      -35.65650; 150.26866    17 Mar 1999  J. Tarnawski, S. Lassau  AM 
PBI_OON 00007710  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    32km NW of Batemans Bay on Highway 54  1 Adult Female      -35.55166; 149.98900    16 Mar 1999  J. Tarnawski, S. Lassau  AM 
PBI_OON 00020370  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Beecroft Reserve  1 Adult Male      -33.75000; 151.06666    03 Jun 2001  J. Noble  AM 
PBI_OON 00020538  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Kuring-gai nr Challenger Track West Head  1 Adult Male      -33.58833; 151.27166    24 Nov 1992  none  AM 
PBI_OON 00023552  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Budawang NP, Western Distributor Rd  1 Adult Female      -35.52400; 150.02583    16 Mar 1999  J. Tarnawski, S. Lassau  AM 
PBI_OON 00019617  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Macquarie Rd, Buckenbowra SF  1 Adult Male      -35.63483; 149.88600    16 Mar 1999  L. Wilkie, R. Harris, H. Smith  AM 
PBI_OON 00019614  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Buckenbowra SF, No Name Fire Trail  1 Adult Male      -35.63666; 149.98966    15 Mar 1999  L. Wilkie, R. Harris, H. Smith  AM 
PBI_OON 00019611  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Corn Trail Rd, Buckenbowra SF  1 Adult Female      -35.55716; 152.00533    16 Mar 1999  J. Tarnawski, S. Lassau  AM 
PBI_OON 00019613  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    32km NW of Batemans Bay on Highway 54  1 Adult Female      -35.55166; 149.99033    16 Mar 1999  J. Tarnawski, S. Lassau  AM 
PBI_OON 00007554  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    North Head Rd, Murramarang NP  1 Adult Female      -35.70416; 150.27166    17 Mar 1999  L. Wilkie, R. Harris  AM 
PBI_OON 00007630  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    T-Ridge Rd, Kioloa State Forest  1 Adult Male      -35.55466; 150.30716    17 Mar 1999  J. Tarnawski, S. Lassau  AM 
PBI_OON 00007662  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    S side of Durras Rd, 2km W of Durras  2 Adult Male      -35.65650; 150.26866    17 Mar 1999  J. Tarnawski, S. Lassau  AM 
PBI_OON 00007712  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Murramarang NP, North Head Rd  1 Adult Female      -35.67516; 150.25883    17 Mar 1999  R. Harris, H. Smith  AM 
PBI_OON 00007608  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Woronora Dam Catchment, Fire Road No. 9  1 Adult Male      -34.19216; 150.90533    14 Nov 2000  G. Milledge, H. Smith  AM 
PBI_OON 00023553  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Budawang NP, Western Distributor Rd  1 Adult Female  Allotype    -35.52400; 150.02583    16 Mar 1999  J. Tarnawski, S. Lassau  AM 
PBI_OON 00020562  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Sydney Catchment Authority, Darkes Forest Rd - Fire Rd No 9E junction, near locked gate.  2 Adult Male      -34.19150; 150.90600    08 Dec 1999  M. Shea  AM 
PBI_OON 00019612  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Nature Reserve, Mills Bay, Narooma  1 Adult Male      -36.20416; 150.12100    10 Mar 1999  L. Wilkie, R. Harris, H. Smith  AM 
PBI_OON 00019620  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    S of jnct Quart Pot & Ross Ridge Rds, Mogo  1 Adult Female      -35.75466; 150.07400    08 Mar 1999  J. Tarnawski, S. Lassau  AM 
PBI_OON 00019610  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Jnct of Carls Mt & North Head Rds, Murramarang NP  1 Adult Female      -35.68483; 150.25716    17 Mar 1999  L. Wilkie, R. Harris, H. Smith  AM 
PBI_OON 00007560  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Murramarang NP, 1.6km along Richmond Beach Rd  1 Adult Female      -35.67516; 150.28366    17 Mar 1999  L. Wilkie, R. Harris  AM 
PBI_OON 00007616  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Corn Trail Rd, Buckenbowra SF  2 Adult Male      -35.55716; 150.00533    16 Mar 1999  J. Tarnawski, S. Lassau  AM 
PBI_OON 00007621  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Princes Highway, Corunna State Forest  3 Adult Female      -36.27466; 150.12216    12 Mar 1999  R. Harris, H. Smith  AM 
PBI_OON 00007712  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Murramarang NP, North Head Rd  2 Adult Male      -35.67516; 150.25883    17 Mar 1999  R. Harris, H. Smith  AM 
PBI_OON 00007695  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Nerrigundah Mt Road, Dampier State Forest  1 Adult Female      -36.12516; 149.95533    10 Mar 1999  R. Harris, H. Smith  AM 
PBI_OON 00020206  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Beecroft  1 Adult Male      -33.75000; 151.06666    10 May 2002  J. Noble  AM 
PBI_OON 00020554  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Muogamarra Nat Res, Pacific HWY, 0.7km SE Bird Gully Swamp  1 Adult Male      -33.55700; 151.18583    16 Dec 1999  M. Gray, G. Milledge, H. Smith  AM 
PBI_OON 00019448  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Mt Belmore State Forest.  1 Adult Male      -29.10916; 152.75866  forest, litter  01 Feb 1997  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019609  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Cabbage Tree Fire Trail, Buckenbowra State Forest  1 Adult Male      -35.62516; 150.01866  forest, litter  15 Mar 1999  L. Wilkie, R. Harris, H. Smith  AM 


 
 
 
 
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