Marma abaira,

Salgado, Alexandre & Ruiz, Gustavo R. S., 2020, Taxonomic revision of Marma Simon, 1902 (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryini), Zootaxa 4899 (1), pp. 287-353: 308-310

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Marma abaira

sp. nov.

Marma abaira  sp. nov.

Figures 18–19View FIGURE 18View FIGURE 19, 58CView FIGURE 58

Etymology. The specific epithet is a noun in apposition that refers to the type locality.

Diagnosis. Among all currently known females of the genus, M. abaira  sp. nov. ( Figs 18View FIGURE 18 C–D) is most similar to M. baeri  ( Fig. 6CView FIGURE 6) and M. femella  by having the copulatory openings far from each other and the copulatory ducts not encircling the primary spermathecae ( Figs 58AView FIGURE 58, C–D). However, M. abaira  sp. nov. can be distinguished from M. baeri  by having elliptical primary spermathecae (the proximal portion is dilated, and the distal portion is narrow in M. baeri  ; Figs 6CView FIGURE 6, 18View FIGURE 18 C–D, 58A, C) and by having copulatory openings closest to each other ( Figs 58A, CView FIGURE 58). Marma abaira  sp. nov. can be distinguished from M. femella  by having the copulatory openings placed more anteriorly, and the primary spermathecae projecting to the anterior side (laterally projecting in M. femella  ; Figs 18View FIGURE 18 C–D, 58C–D). Male unknown.

Description. Female (Holotype, UFMG 15049). Total length: 4.35. Carapace 1.97 long, 1.34 wide, 0.95 high. Ocular quadrangle 0.97 long. Anterior eye row 1.26 wide, posterior 1.08 wide. Legs 4312. Length of legs: I 2.98 (1.04 + 1.12 + 0.82); II 2.89 (1.05 + 1.04 + 0.80); III 3.81 (1.30 + 1.36 + 1.15); IV 3.87 (1.28 + 1.26 + 1.33).

Leg macrosetae: Femur I d1-1-1, p1di, r0; II d1-1-1, p1di, r1di; III d1-1-1, p1di, r0 (or r1di); IV d1-1-1, p1di, r0. Patella I–II 0, III–IV p0, r1. Tibia I p0-1-0, r0, v2-2-2; II p0-1-0, r0, v1r-2-2; III p0-1-1-0, r0-1-1-0, v1p-0-0-1p (or v1p-0-0-2); IV p0-1-1-0, r0-1-1-0, v1p-0-0-2. Metatarsus I p1di, r0, v2-0-2; II p1-0-1, r1di, v2-0-2; III d1p-0-0, p1-0-2, r1-0-2, v2-0-2; IV p1-1-2, r1-1-2, v1p-0-2.

Color in alcohol ( Figs 18View FIGURE 18 A–B): carapace with triangle of scales pointing backward; areas beside triangle with less concentrated setae; abdomen ventrally pale, with three dark longitudinal stripes; lateral stripes with pale circles; legs: femur I with dark distal ring and dark prolateral stripe, II with dark distal ring and proximal region with incomplete dark ring (dorsally region not totally colored), III with dark distal ring and proximal region with dark prolateral spot, IV with dark distal ring and proximal region with dark ventral spot; tibia I–II with dark proximal ring and distal region with incomplete dark ring (dorsally region not totally colored), III–IV with distal and proximal dark ring; tarsus I–IV with dark proximal ring.

Epigyne ( Figs 18View FIGURE 18 C–D, 19A–D): copulatory openings separated by approximately twice the girth of copulatory ducts and placed anteriorly to primary spermathecae; copulatory ducts long; proximal copulatory duct approximately seven times longer than distal section; primary spermathecae elliptical and anteriorly projected.

Male. Unknown.

Type material. Holotype ♀: BRAZIL: Bahia: Abaíra, Pico da Serra do Barbado, Distrito de Catolés , 13°17’27’’S, 41°54’06’’W, leg. L.S. Carvalho & M.B. da Silva, 3.XI.2013 ( UFMG 15049View Materials).GoogleMaps 

Paratype: Same data as holotype, 1♀ ( MPEG 37127View Materials)GoogleMaps  .

Distribution. Known only from the type locality (Bahia, Brazil) ( Fig. 59BView FIGURE 59).