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Opopaea harmsi       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 17804). Total length 1.32. 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 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, 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: 0.062; PME: 0.062; PLE: 0.051, ALE, PME subequal, larger than PLE, 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, 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, densest laterally, 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, 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 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 about diameter of pedicel, paired scutal ridges not connected. Dorsal scutum weakly 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 weakly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, pale orange, long, almost rectangular, covering nearly full length of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, with short 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 I Emeritís glands absent, 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, palpal patella 0.253 long, 0.131 wide, connection to femur at 0.55.; 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, without distal patch of setae; bulb pale orange, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, slender, tapering apically, bulb ventrally strongly bulged, tip pointed with prolateral, semicircular ridge, fentestra small.
Opopaea harmsi, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---17804)

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Opopaea harmsi, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---17804)

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Opopaea harmsi, male carapace, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---17804)

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Opopaea harmsi, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---17804)

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Opopaea harmsi, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---17804)

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Opopaea harmsi, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---17804)

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Opopaea harmsi, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---17804)

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Opopaea harmsi, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---17804)

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Opopaea harmsi, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---17804)

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Opopaea harmsi, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---17804)

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Opopaea harmsi, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23630)

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Opopaea harmsi, male endites, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23630)

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Opopaea harmsi, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23630)

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Opopaea harmsi, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23630)

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Opopaea harmsi, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23630)

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            Female (PBI_OON 17782). Total length 1.69. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Eyes aLE: 0.065; PME: 0.065; PLE: 0.062. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Posterior spiracles not connected by groove. Pedicel scuto-pedicel region about diameter of pedicel, paired scutal ridges not connected. Dorsal scutum less than 1/4 abdomen width. 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 harmsi, female abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---17782)

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Opopaea harmsi, female abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---17782)

opopaharmsfpabdv17782BB.tif

Opopaea harmsi, female carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---17782)

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Opopaea harmsi, female carapace, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---17782)

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Opopaea harmsi, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---17782)

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Opopaea harmsi, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---17782)

opopaharmsfphabd17782BB.tif

Opopaea harmsi, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---17782)

opopaharmsfphabv17782BB.tif

Opopaea harmsi, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---17782)

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Opopaea harmsi, female epigynum, epigynal area, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---17782)

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Opopaea harmsi 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 00017780  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island  1 Adult Female      -20.78666; 115.45472    06 May 2006  S. Callan  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00017778  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island  1 Adult Male      -20.78666; 115.45472    06 May 2006  Curtin  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00017805  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island  1 Adult Female      -20.78666; 115.45472    17 May 2005  Curtin  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00023630  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island  1 Adult Male      -20.78666; 115.45472  litter  01 May 2007  S. Callan, K. Edwards  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00017804  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island  1 Adult Male  Holotype    -20.78666; 115.45472  litter  17 May 2005  S. Callan  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00236030  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island  1 Adult Male      -20.78666; 115.45472  litter  01 May 2007  S. Callan  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00018057  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island  1 Adult Female      -20.78666; 115.45472  litter  24 Jul 1992  Humphreys, W.F. et al.  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00023629  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island  1 Adult Female      -20.78666; 115.45472  litter  01 May 2007  S. Callan, K. Edwards  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00018054  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island  1 Adult Female      -20.78666; 115.45472  litter  24 Jul 1992  Humphreys, W.F. et al.  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00017783  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island  1 Adult Female      -20.78666; 115.45472  litter  06 May 2006  S. Callan, R. Graham  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00018056  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island  2 Adult Female      -20.78666; 115.45472  litter  24 Jul 1992  Humphreys, W.F. et al.  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00017809  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island  1 Adult Female      -20.78666; 115.45472  litter  06 May 2006  Curtin  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00017810  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island  1 Adult Female      -20.78666; 115.45472  litter  15 Mar 2006  S. Callan, R. Graham  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00017782  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island  1 Adult Female  Allotype    -20.78666; 115.45472  litter  06 May 2006  S. Callan, R. Graham  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00017778  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island  1 Adult Female      -20.78666; 115.45472  litter  06 May 2006  Curtin  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00017808  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island  2 Adult Female      -20.78666; 115.45472  litter  06 May 2006  Curtin  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00017810  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Barrow Island  1 Adult Male      -20.78666; 115.45472  litter  15 Mar 2006  S. Callan, R. Graham  WAMP 


 
 
 
 
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