Hexophthalma spatulata ( Pocock, 1900 ), Pocock, 1900

Lotz, Leon N., 2018, An update on the spider genus Hexophthalma (Araneae: Sicariidae) in the Afrotropical region, with descriptions of new species, European Journal of Taxonomy 424, pp. 1-18: 14-15

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https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2018.424

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scientific name

Hexophthalma spatulata ( Pocock, 1900 )
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Hexophthalma spatulata ( Pocock, 1900)  

Figs 16 View Figs 9–16 , 22–23 View Figs 17–23. 17–22 , 25 View Figs 24–25

Sicarius spatulatus Pocock, 1900: 321   .

Sicarius spatulatus   – Newlands 1986: 56. — Lotz 2012: 10.

Hexophthalma spatulata   – Magalhaes et al. 2017: 853, figs 6A –D, 12C, 14D, 18H, 19D, 20E –F, 22A –E, 23D –F, 31H.

Diagnosis

Leg femora in both sexes with scoop-shaped enlarged dorsal setae ( Fig. 23 View Figs 17–23. 17–22 ), differing from the setae of all other species. Female inner spermathecae consist of a broad chamber, extending anteriorly in numerous tubes, each ending in one or more spherical vesicles ( Fig. 16 View Figs 9–16 ), differing from all other species,where the inner spermathecae are finger-like sacs. Male embolus ending in a broad, blunt triangular apex ( Fig. 22 View Figs 17–23. 17–22 ), whereas the embolus of all the other species have thin apices.

Material examined

SOUTH AFRICA – Eastern Cape Province: 5 ♂♂, 1 ♀, 2 imm., Alicedale [33°18′ S, 26°05′ E], Dec. 1914, F. Cruden leg. ( AMSA); GoogleMaps   1 ♀, same data as for preceding ( AMSA 2525 View Materials ). – GoogleMaps   Western Cape Province: 1 ♂, Borrelfontein, 8 km W of Gouritz River mouth, 34°20′ S, 21°51′ E, 4 Mar. 2007, H. Leibel leg. ( PPRI 2008/745); GoogleMaps   1 ♂, same data as for preceding but Nov. 2007 – May 2008 ( PPRI 2009/5601); GoogleMaps   1 ♂, Bredasdorp [34°32′ S, 20°03′ E] ( SAMC B7435); GoogleMaps   4 ♀♀, Calidon [34°14′ S, 19°26′ E] ( SAMC 8348 View Materials ); GoogleMaps   1 ♂, 1 ♀, 2 imm., same data as preceding but W.F. Purcell leg. ( SAMC B363);   1 ♂, 2 ♀♀, 1 imm., Hermanus [34°25′ S, 19°13′ E], ( SAMC 11632 View Materials , B8482); GoogleMaps   2 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, 5 imm., Houwhoek, 3419Aa ( SAMC 8327);   1 ♂, Kammanasie Nature Reserve , 33°39′ S, 22°44′ E, 31 Jul. 2003, Reserve Staff leg. ( PPRI 2010/2403); GoogleMaps   1 ♀, Piquetberg, 3218Dd ( SAMC B8490);   1 ♀, Swellendam, Tradows Pass [33°58′ S, 20°42′ E] ( SAMC B6767) GoogleMaps   .

Natural history

Hexophthalma spatulata   have been collected in a Fynbos biome.

Distribution

Hexophthalma spatulata   is distributed along the southern coastal areas of South Africa ( Fig. 25 View Figs 24–25 ). Discussion

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sicariidae

Genus

Hexophthalma

Loc

Hexophthalma spatulata ( Pocock, 1900 )

Lotz, Leon N. 2018
2018
Loc

Sicarius spatulatus

Pocock, 1900 : 321
Loc

Sicarius spatulatus

Newlands 1986 : 56
Lotz 2012 : 10
Loc

Hexophthalma spatulata

Magalhaes et al. 2017 : 853