Nops itapetinga,

Sánchez-Ruiz, Alexander & Brescovit, Antonio D., 2018, A revision of the Neotropical spider genus Nops MacLeay (Araneae: Caponiidae) with the first phylogenetic hypothesis for the Nopinae genera, Zootaxa 4427 (1), pp. 1-121: 81-85

publication ID

publication LSID

persistent identifier

treatment provided by


scientific name

Nops itapetinga

new species

Nops itapetinga  new species

Figures 53A ‒GView FIGURE 53; 54A ‒L

Types. Male holotype and female paratype from Itapetinga (15°15′12.48″S, 40°15′19.78″W), Bahia, Brazil, C.M.P. Leite, deposited in IBSP 212754. Five male and two female paratypes, same data as holotype, deposited in IBSP 212755.

Additional material examined. BRAZIL: Bahia: Itapetinga (15°15′12.48″S, 40°15′19.78″W), 30.xi.2011 − 13.xii.2011, C.M.P. Leite, 41♂ 9♀ ( IBSP 212756−212768View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; Jaguaripe (13°6′46″S, 38°53′45″W), 18.ii.2011 − 02.iii.2011, C.M.P. Leite ( IBSP 212748−212753View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; Salvador, Campus do 19 Batalhão de Caçadores de Pirajá (12°57'49"S, 38°27'17"W), K. Benati, 1♂ ( IBSP 56714View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Ipiaú 14°8′13″S, 39°44′2″W), i.2007, C. Máximo, 1♂ ( IBSP 87614View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Ditto , 1♂ ( IBSP 87615View Materials)  . Salvador, Area de Proteção Ambiental Lagoas e Dunas do Abaeté (12°59′S, 38°30′W), 2.ii.1996, 1♂ 1♀ ( IBSP 91493View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Porto Seguro, Estação Ecolόgica Pau Brasil (16°23’S 39°10’W), 20.iv.1998, A.D. Brescovit, 1♀ ( IBSP 17954View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Ditto , 23.iv.1998, A.D. Brescovit, 1♂ ( IBSP 17980View Materials)  . Itacaré (14°16′40″S, 38°59′49″W), Fazenda Patizeiros , 15‒22.iv.2006, J.P. Souza Alves, 1♂ ( IBSP 70574View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Ilhéus, Campus CEPLAC (14°47’S 39°13’W), 13.ix.2007, P.P. Santos, 1♀ (IBSP 98036); 1 immature (IBSP 98037); 1♂ 1♀ (IBSP 98039). Ditto , 30.v.2007, P.P. Santos, 1♀ 1 immature ( IBSP 98031View Materials)  ; 1♂ 1♀ (IBSP 98030). Ditto , 18.iv.2007, P.P. Santos 1♂ (palp for SEM), 1 immature ( IBSP 97993View Materials)  ; 1♂ (IBSP 98007). Ditto , 4.v.2007, P.P. Santos, 1♂ ( IBSP 98029View Materials)  . Ditto , 12.iv.1998, A.D. Brescovit, 1 immature ( IBSP 18963View Materials)  . Ditto , 14.ix.2007, P.P. Santos, 1♂ ( IBSP 98038View Materials)  . Porto Seguro, Estaçao Veracel Celulose , 2006, J.P. Souza Alves, 1♂ ( IBSP 70198View Materials)  .

Etymology. The specific name is a noun in apposition, derived from the type locality.

Diagnosis. Both sexes resemble the similar congener N. bahia  n. sp. by having the posterior unpaired claws elongated and dorsally reflexed ( Fig. 5BView FIGURE 5) and the PLS longer than PMS; but can be distinguished by lacking the chevron lines at distal dorsal part of abdomen, males with embolus longer and slightly curved ( Fig. 53B ‒DView FIGURE 53) and females with narrow invagination and strongly sclerotized distal margin of lobes ( Fig. 53GView FIGURE 53).

Description. Male (holotype): Carapace and legs orange ( Fig. 53AView FIGURE 53); chelicerae, labium, endites and sternum yellowish orange; coxae lighter. Abdomen light gray, dorsal pattern with two light gray irregular spots on the first dorsal anterior third of the abdomen and a median thin light gray line similar as in Fig. 6IView FIGURE 6, lighter ventrally. Anal tubercle and spinnerets light gray. Total length 8.9. Carapace 5.15 long, 3.7 wide. Sternum 4.2 long, 3.9 wide. Leg measurements: I: 4.0; II: 3.8; III: 3.5; IV: 4.15. Posterior unpaired claws elongated and dorsally reflexed. PLS longer than PMS. Palp with embolus longer than palpal tibia, curved to prolateral side ( Figs 53B ‒DView FIGURE 53; 54G); wide embolar tip, with five long extensions: two ventral and three dorsal, and a row of small spicules on the ventral margin ( Fig. 54I ‒LView FIGURE 54).

Female (paratype): Carapace, chelicerae, labium, coxae, legs, endites and sternum as in male. Abdomen as in male ( Fig. 53EView FIGURE 53). Anal tubercle and spinnerets whitish yellow. Total length 9.5. Carapace 5.4 long, 4.0 wide. Sternum 4.9 long, 4.0 wide. Leg measurements: I: 4.1; II: 4.0; III: 3.7; IV: 4.15. Posterior unpaired claws ( Fig. 54AView FIGURE 54), and PLS as in male. External genital area with strongly sclerotized anterior plate and lep, remarkable ess ( Fig. 53FView FIGURE 53). Internal genitalia with narrow invagination on receptaculum and strongly sclerotized distal margin of lobes, uterus externus with narrow base ( Figs 53GView FIGURE 53; 54D ‒F).

Distribution. Known from the Brazilian State of Bahia ( Fig. 55AView FIGURE 55).


Instituto Biologico de Sao Paulo


Prirodonamen Muzej Skopje