Abaetetuba bahiensis ( Mello-Leitao , 1931), Mello-Leitao, 1931

de Azara, Ludson Neves, Bernardi, Leopoldo Ferreira de Oliveira & Rodrigo Lopes Ferreira,, 2016, The first survey on harvestmen in Brazilian artificial cavities, with notes on distribution and natural history, Subterranean Biology 17, pp. 31-53: 35

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Abaetetuba bahiensis ( Mello-Leitao , 1931)


Taxon classification Animalia Opiliones Sclerosomatidae

Abaetetuba bahiensis ( Mello-Leitao, 1931)  

Previously known distribution.

Bahia: Ilhéus ( Mello-Leitão 1931), Itamajarú, Juçari; Espírito Santo: Colatina ( Tourinho-Davis 2004).

Examined material.

Medina: 1 female (ISLA 16035) from Mina da Fazenda do Sol V (50), 08/IV/2009; 1 male (ISLA 16048) from Mina do Bloco I (8), 14/VII/2009; 1 male ( MNRJ 2336) from Mina do Bloco II (5), 18/VII/2009; 1 male (ISLA 16030) from Mina do Bloco III (3), 14/VII/2009, new record for locality.

This species was observed forming aggregations of 8, 19 and 26 individuals at a maximum distance of 5 meters from the entrance representing the first record of an aggregation behavior for this species. In other cavities, sparsely distributed individuals were observed, but always located in the photic zone no more than 10 meters from the entrance. These records represent a new occurrence of this species for this municipality, thus expanding its distribution with 250 km from the southwest of Juçari, Bahia state.