Sahastata sinuspersica , Marusik, Yuri M., Zamani, Alireza & Mirshamsi, Omid, 2014

Marusik, Yuri M., Zamani, Alireza & Mirshamsi, Omid, 2014, Three new species of mygalomorph and filistatid spiders from Iran (Araneae, Cyrtaucheniidae, Nemesiidae and Filistatidae), ZooKeys 463, pp. 1-10: 4

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Sahastata sinuspersica

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Taxon classification Animalia Araneae Filistatidae

Sahastata sinuspersica  sp. n. Figs 22-29, 34-40


Holotype ♀ (SMF), IRAN, Hormozgān Province, Bandar-e‘Abbās (found under a large rock, in a sandy substrate near the harbor), 27°11'N, 56°17'E, January 2014 (A. Zamani). Paratypes: 1♀ and 3 juv (SMF), IRAN, Hormozgān Province, Hormuz Island (found under a large rock, in a sandy substrate near the sea), 27°04'N, 56°28'E, January 2014 (A. Zamani).

Comparative material.

Syntype ♀ of Sahastata nigra  (Simon, 1897) from Muscat, in Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris.


The specific epithet is derived from the Persian Gulf (Sinus Persicus in Latin); adjective.


The new species differs distinctly from the type species, Sahastata nigra  by its lighter coloration and undivided receptacles (with two heads in Sahastata nigra  , Fig. 41). It differs from Sahastata sabaea  Brignoli, 1982 by its receptacles which are twice as large in size (6.1 in Sahastata sabaea  ) and unbranched (with two “heads” in Sahastata sabaea  , f. 18, Brignoli 1982).


Total length 12.0. Carapace 5.0 long, 4.0 wide; sternum 2.5 long, 2.25 wide. Habitus and pattern as in Figs 22-24. Palp: 2.75 + 1.45 + 1.65 + 1.6. Femur I 5.25 (other segments missing). Leg II: 4.2 + 1.7 + 3.25 + 3.35 + 1.6. Cribellar figs elongate, much longer than high (Fig. 25), calamistrum with three rows of hairs (Figs 26-29).

Vulva as in Figs 34-40; receptacles with one distinct head standing on a membranous and goffered stalk; in apical view the receptacle appears to have two heads; head covered with isolated patches of glands; receptacles separated by about 3 diameters.


The new species is known only from the type locality in Bandar Abbas and Hormuz Island.