Cytaea taveuniensis , Barbara Patoleta & Joanna Gardzińska, 2010

Barbara Patoleta & Joanna Gardzińska, 2010, Description of a new species of Cytaea Keyserling 1882 from Fiji (Araneae: Salticidae), Genus 21, pp. 631-635: 632-635

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scientific name

Cytaea taveuniensis
status

n. sp.

Cytaea taveuniensis  n. sp.

(Figs 1-7)

etymology

Named after the island of Taveuni in the Fiji archipelago, the type locality.

diagnosis

Distinguishable from other members of the genus by the rised embolic base (figs. 4, 6).

descriPtion.

Male. Holotype (figs 1-7). Cephalothorax lightbrown with lighter leaf-like belt on the posterior slope (fig. 1). Eye field trapezoid,wider than long, covered with numerous brown scales. Surrounding of eyes dark-black with white hairs. Fovea visible, placed between PLE. Sides brown. Abdomen oval, yellowish, with brown seate. Spinnerets light-brown. Clypeus light-brown, height 13% of AME diameter. Chelicerae lightbrown, fissidentati (figs. 2, 7). The cheliceral promargin has four teeth. Maxillae and labium light-brown. Sternum oval, whitish. Venter whitish. Palps brown (fig. 7). Embolus coiled counterclockwise, thin and long with the base located anterolateraly (fig. 3). Sperm ducts meandering across tegulum. Tibia light-brown, tibial apophysis short, slightly curved (fig. 6). Legs yellowish with darker tarsi, metatarsi and tibiae.

Measurements: CL 2.45, CW 1.95, CH 1.30, EFL 1.00, AEW 1.90, PEW 1.85, AL 2.35, AW 1.20, LI 6.72, LII 5.52, LIII 6.28, LIV 6.40.

Female. Unknown.

material examined

Holotype: male ( QM S35587), Fiji: Taveuni : L. Tagimaucia track, 300-400 m alt., 17 July 1987, coll. monteitH & cooK.  Paratype: male ( QM S35636), Fiji: Taveuni: des Vocux Peak , 900 m alt., Berlese, 16 July 1987, coll. monteitH & cooK. 

QM

Australia, Queensland, South Brisbane, Queensland Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Cytaea