Euophrys miranda,

Wesołowska, Wanda, Azarkina, Galina N. & Russell-Smith, Anthony, 2014, Euophryine jumping spiders of the Afrotropical Region-new taxa and a checklist (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryinae), Zootaxa 3789 (1), pp. 1-72: 27-28

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3789.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E59786FC-F821-4B2F-86AB-6C245E68ABE1

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4914213

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E32A8132-FF85-FFE0-FF12-FA53C282FF57

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Euophrys miranda
status

sp. nov.

Euophrys miranda  sp. nov.

Figs 87–89View FIGURES 87–89

Holotype: female, SOUTH AFRICA, Eastern Cape Province, Stormsriver Forest Nature Reserve , 33°59'S: 23°55'E, coastal forest, leaf litter, 5 December 2012, leg. J.A. Neethling ( NCA 2013 /654).GoogleMaps 

Diagnosis. The female is distinctive in having a unique structure of the epigyne with very long seminal ducts and small spermathecae.

Etymology. The specific name is Latin for curious, referring to the unique epigynal structure.

Description. Measurements. Cephalothorax: length 1.6, width 1.2, height 0.7. Abdomen: length 1.9, width 1.4. Eye field: length 0.9, anterior width 1.2, posterior width 1.1.

Male unknown.

Female. General appearance as in Fig. 87View FIGURES 87–89. Carapace oval, dark brown with blackish eye field, clothed in thin translucent hairs. Clypeus low, dark. Chelicerae with two promarginal teeth and single tooth on retromargin, mouth parts and sternum brown. Abdomen oval, dull, with reticulate pattern composed of small light patches on dark background, arranged medially in narrow chevrons ( Fig. 87View FIGURES 87–89). Venter dark with four lines formed by light dots. Spinnerets dark grey. Legs light brown tinged with grey, leg hairs and spines dark. Pedipalps brown. Epigyne large with two large round depressions ( Fig. 88View FIGURES 87–89). Copulatory openings placed posterolaterally, covered by flaps; seminal ducts thin and very long, forming two loops; spermathecae oval, smaller than in other Euophrys spp.  ( Fig. 89View FIGURES 87–89).

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Euophrys