Canama fimoi, Zhang & Maddison, 2012

Zhang, Jun-Xia & Maddison, Wayne P., 2012, New euophryine jumping spiders from Papua New Guinea (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryinae) 3491, Zootaxa 3491, pp. 1-74 : 14-16

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Canama fimoi

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Canama fimoi sp. nov.

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Type material. Holotype: male, PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Southern Highlands Province: Tualapa, near Wanakipa , 5.283° S, 142.498° E, elev. 1000–1100 m a.s.l., 11–22 July 2008, forest interior and river side, coll. W. Maddison & Luc Fimo Tuki, WPM#08-008 ( UBC-SEM AR00086 ) GoogleMaps ; Paratypes: 1 female, same data as holotype ( UBC-SEM AR00087 ) GoogleMaps ; 4 females and 8 males in four vials, same data as holotype GoogleMaps ; 1 male and 1 female, PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Southern Highlands Province: Putuwé , junction of Lagaip & Uruwabwa Rivers, 5.231° S, 142.532° E, elev. 570 m a.s.l., 23–26 July 2008, coll. W. Maddison & Luc Fimo Tuki, WPM#08-019 GoogleMaps ; 1 female, PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Southern Highlands Province: Umgé , 5.304 – 5.305 ° S, 142.510– 142.512° E, elev. 1400–1450 m a.s.l., 15–19 July 2008, coll. W. Maddison & Aislan Tama Wanakipa Indiaf, WPM#08-012 GoogleMaps ; 1 male and 2 females, PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Southern Highlands Province: trail from Tualapa to Umgé , 5.2912° S, 142.5006° E to 5.2918° S, 142.5001° E, elev. 1170 m a.s.l., 21 July 2008, coll. W. Maddison & Luc Fimo Tuki, WPM#08-018 GoogleMaps .

Etymology. The specific epithet is a patronym in honor of Mr. Luc Fimo Tuki, who helped in collecting specimens of this species.

Diagnosis. Male chelicerae similar to those of C. extranea in being only slightly elongate, but unlike that species having additional projections on the front and back surfaces ( Figs 71–73). Female differs from other species in the short median septum and the wide copulatory duct ( Figs 75–76); male can be distinguished by the wide bulb and the less spiraled embolus of the palp ( Figs 68–70).

Description. Male (holotype, UBC-SEM AR00086). Carapace length 3.3 (variation 2.9–4.1, n=11); abdomen length 3.6. Chelicera ( Figs 71–73): light orange; robust but not very elongate; promargin with two teeth, retromargin with one large dagger-like tooth; front surface with a spur at the base of fang, back surface with a distal process and a median process. Palp ( Figs 68–70): yellowish to yellow brown. Cymbial distal groove more retrolateral. Tegulum wide; proximal tegular lobe absent. Embolus long and coiled for less than a circle. Retrolateral tibial apophysis finger-like with distal end hooked. Femur of palp slightly curved. Measurements of legs: I 11.9, II 8.4, III 9.1, IV 8.2. Color in alcohol ( Fig. 66): carapace orange, eye area slightly grayish; abdomen gray brown, with a medial yellowish leaf-like marking; legs light orange.

Female (paratype, UBC-SEM AR00087). Carapace length 3.2 (variation 3.1–3.5, n=9); abdomen length 3.5. Chelicera ( Fig. 67): light orange. Measurements of legs: I 7.0, II 6.5, III 8.1, IV 7.6. Epigynum ( Figs 75–76): window large; median septum short and not even reaching the center of window; opening to copulatory duct at posterior end of window. Copulatory duct wide and convoluted; spermatheca relatively large. Color in alcohol ( Fig. 67): similar to that in male.

Natural history. Specimens were collected by beating in forest understory, especially suspended litter.