Opisthoncus mordax L. Koch, 1880, L. Koch, 1880

Gardzińska, Joanna & Żabka, Marek, 2013, Redescription of the genus Opisthoncus L. Koch, 1880 (Araneae: Salticidae), Zootaxa 3717 (4), pp. 401-447: 427-430

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Opisthoncus mordax L. Koch, 1880
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Opisthoncus mordax L. Koch, 1880  

( Fig. 19 View FIGURE 19 )

Opisthoncus mordax: Koch L. 1880: 1192   ; Simon 1903: 826, 828; Rainbow 1911: 309, 1912: 202; Żabka, 1991: 46.

Type material. 1 M Holotype, ZMH, Mus. Godeffroy 7732, Australia: Sydney [NSW].

Diagnosis. Male cheliceral promarginal teeth differ in size: distal larger than the proximal one ( Figs 19 View FIGURE 19 F –G). Retromargin with 3 small teeth, located close to each other ( Fig. 19 View FIGURE 19 G). Frontal cheliceral surfaces with horn-like spurs ( Fig. 19 View FIGURE 19 F). Each ventral spur large, flat and lobe-like as in Fig. 19 View FIGURE 19 G. Fangs with internal outgrowths. Pedipalps lacking, however original drawings by Keyserling show moderately long embolus, arising at about 7 o’clock.

Description. Male ( Fig. 19 View FIGURE 19 ) about 5.5 mm long. Cephalothorax round, moderately high (CW = 85 % of CL, CH = 49 % of CL), pale brown, darker posteriorly and on eye field, covered with fine, pallid hairs ( Fig. 19 View FIGURE 19 B). Surrounding of AME brown, of others black. Clypeus narrow, dark brown, with pallid hairs ( Fig. 19 View FIGURE 19 D). Chelicerae pale brown, with armament as in diagnosis. Endites and labium darker, with yellow anterior margins. Sternum relatively wide, yellow with brownish margins, clothed in fine pallid hairs ( Fig. 19 View FIGURE 19 E). Abdomen elongate ovoid, yellow-orange with longitudinal pallid area on darker background, as in Fig. 19 View FIGURE 19 B. Venter yellowish, with elongate stripes of small, orange spots. Spinnerets orange. Legs I pale brown, others yellow, all with dark brown femora. Pedipalps lacking.

Dimensions. CL 2.44, CW 2.08, CH 1.20 AEW 1.64, PEW 1.68, EFL 0.92, AL 3.00, AW 1.88, L 1 7.24 (1.84 + 1.60 + 1.80 + 1.20 + 0.80).

Female unknown.