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Opopaea ndoua       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 22572). Total length 1.52. 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 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 smooth, 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, all setae long; non-marginal pars thoracica setae light, needle-like, with horizontal row orf 4 setae; marginal setae light, needle-like. Clypeus margin slightly rebordered, curved downwards in front view, sloping forward in lateral view, median projection absent; setae present, light, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, aLE:0.073, PME:0.061, PLE:0.057, 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 separated by less than ALE radius, PME touching throughout most of their length, 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 smooth, 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, 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, densest medially; paturon distal region unmodified, posterior surface unmodified, promargin unmodified, inner margin unmodified, laminate groove absent. Labium triangular, not 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 about 1 1/2 times as long as wide. 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, booklong covers with longitudinal ridge. 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, and additional widely oval ridge. 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 punctate, sides punctate, anterior half without projecting denticles. Epigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, pale orange, 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: 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. 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 yellow; embolus light, prolateral excavation absent; 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 slightly darker, 0.277 mm long, 0.145 mm wide, connection to femur 0.116 mm; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium yellow, narrow in dorsal view, completely fused with bulb, no seam visible, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, without distal patch of setae; bulb yellow, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, slender, tapering apically, distal part bulb ventrally bulged.
Opopaea ndoua, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22572)

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Opopaea ndoua, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22572)

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Opopaea ndoua, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22572)

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Opopaea ndoua, male carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22572)

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Opopaea ndoua, male carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22572)

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Opopaea ndoua, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22572)

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Opopaea ndoua, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22572)

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Opopaea ndoua, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22572)

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Opopaea ndoua, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22572)

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Opopaea ndoua, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22572)

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Opopaea ndoua, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22572)

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Opopaea ndoua, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22572)

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Opopaea ndoua, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22653)

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Opopaea ndoua, male bulb, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22653)

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Opopaea ndoua, male embolus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22653)

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Opopaea ndoua, male labium, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22653)

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Opopaea ndoua, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22653)

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Opopaea ndoua, male sperm pore, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22653)

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Opopaea ndoua, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22653)

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Opopaea ndoua, male embolus, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22653)

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Opopaea ndoua, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22653)

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            Female (PBI_OON 23449). Total length 1.60. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace orange-brown, broadly oval in dorsal view, pars cephalica strongly elevated in lateral view; non-marginal pars thoracica setae with horizontal row of 6 setae. Clypeus high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more. Eyes aLE:0.085; PME:0.076; PLE:0.067. Sternum orange-brown, without radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, furrow with rows of small pits, microsculpture only in furrows. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium orange-brown. Labium fused to sternum. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified, endites about 1 1/2 times as long as wide. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Book lung covers with longitudinal ridge. Pedicel and additional widel oval scutal ridge. Dorsal scutum orange-brown. Epigastric scutum strongly sclerotized. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, orange-brown, not fused to epigastric scutum. Interscutal membrane without setae. LEGS: Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Tarsi I to IV with inferior claw. Trichobothria not examined.
Opopaea ndoua, female carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23449)

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Opopaea ndoua, female carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23449)

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Opopaea ndoua, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23449)

opopandouafphabd23449BB.tif

Opopaea ndoua, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23449)

opopandouafphabl23449BB.tif

Opopaea ndoua, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23449)

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Opopaea ndoua, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23449)

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Opopaea ndoua, female sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23449)

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Opopaea ndoua, female abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23449)

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Opopaea ndoua, female carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23449)

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Opopaea ndoua, female abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23449)

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DISTRIBUTION

NEW CALEDONIA
Opopaea ndoua coordinates
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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 00022572  NEW CALEDONIA      Cap Ndoua  1 Adult Male  Holotype  150  -22.38333; 166.93333  rainforest, litter  28 Nov 2004  Monteith, Grimbacher  QM 
PBI_OON 00023449  NEW CALEDONIA      Cap Ndoua  1 Adult Female  Allotype  150  -22.38333; 166.93333  rainforest, litter  28 Nov 2004  Monteith, Grimbacher  QM 
PBI_OON 00023450  NEW CALEDONIA      Cap Ndoua  1 Adult Male    150  -22.38333; 166.93333  rainforest, litter  28 Nov 2004  Monteith, Grimbacher  QM 
PBI_OON 00022653  NEW CALEDONIA  unknown  n/a  Cap Nodua  2 Adult Male    50  -22.38333; 166.91666  rainforest, litter  28 Nov 2004  G. Monteith  QM 


 
 
 
 
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