Clubiona lucida, He, Jingchao, Liu, Xiaolei & Zhang, Feng, 2016

He, Jingchao, Liu, Xiaolei & Zhang, Feng, 2016, Two new species of Clubiona Latreille (Araneae: Clubionidae) from China, Zootaxa 4208 (5), pp. 494-500: 495

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.211882

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scientific name

Clubiona lucida
status

n. sp.

Clubiona lucida  n. sp.

Figs 3–5View FIGURE 3View FIGURE 4View FIGURE 5

Type material. Holotype: ♂, from Xiaozhuangping Village , near Tianping Mountain Forestry Station (alt. 1520m; 29°46′35.332″N, 110°05′54.474″E), Bamaoxi Town, Sangzhi County, Hunan Province, China, 17 September 2015, C.Jin, J. He leg.. ParatypesGoogleMaps  : 4♂ 2♀, same data as holotypeGoogleMaps  .

Etymology. The species name is an adjective from the Latin word “ lucidus ”, which means bright, referring to the color of the male palpal bulb.

Diagnosis. Males of Clubiona lucida  n. sp. are similar to those of C. qiyunensis Xu et al., 2003  ( Xu et al. 2003, figs 13–19) and those of C. pollicaris Wu et al. 2015  (Wu et al., 2015, figs 17–19), by the presence of a retrolateral femoral apophysis, but can be distinguished by the distal insertion of that structure ( Fig. 4View FIGURE 4 C). Females can be distinguished from those of both C. qiyunensis  and C. pollicaris  by the posteriorly positioned copulatory openings, and by the long, parallel copulatory ducts ( Figs 4View FIGURE 4 A –B).

Description. Male (holotype). Total length 3.76; carapace 1.79 long, 1.34 wide; abdomen 1.95 long, 1.18 wide ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3 A). Carapace pale white. Both anterior and posterior eye rows recurved in dorsal view; eye sizes and interdistances: AME 0.08, ALE 0.09, PME 0.10, PLE 0.09; AME –AME 0.05, AME –ALE 0.03, PME –PME 0.16, PME –PLE 0.10. MOA 0.19 long, 0.20 anterior wide, 0.35 posterior wide; chelicerae pale yellow, promargin with 5 teeth, retromargin with 4 teeth; endites and labium pale yellow; sternum 1.01 long, 0.66 wide. Legs pale yellow, tibiae I and II with two pairs of ventral spines, metatarsi I and II with one pair of ventral spines; leg measurements: I 3.51 (1.16, 0.46, 0.89, 0.67, 0.33), II 4.05 (1.24, 0.59, 0.95, 0.82, 0.45), III 3.49 (0.92, 0.55, 0.80, 0.85, 0.37), IV 5.03 (1.36, 0.56, 1.24, 1.41, 0.46); leg formula: 4213. Abdomen oval, pale yellow, with conspicuous brown spots. Palp ( Figs 3View FIGURE 3 E –G, 4C –E). Femur with a long, thick, distally inserted retrolateral femoral apophysis; RFA approximately half the length of femur; patella with small, blunt RPA; tibia with thumb-shaped retrolateral tibial apophysis and ventral tibial apophysis triangular in dorsal view; small ridge in retrolateral tibial surface; bulb distinct expanded; embolus arched, with pointed, curved apex; tegular apophysis lanceolate in ventral view; tegulum with a distinct median process, with dark apex; sperm duct gently curved along retrolateral surface.

Female (paratype). Total length 3.92, carapace 1.86 long, 1.33 wide; abdomen 2.03 long, 1.28 wide ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3 B). Eye sizes and interdistances: AME 0.08, ALE 0.10, PME 0.09, PLE 0.10; AME –AME 0.06, AME –ALE 0.04, PME –PME 0.19, PME –PLE 0.13, ALE –PLE 0.59. MOA 0.20 long, 0.22 anterior wide, 0.36 posterior wide; sternum 1.04 long, 0.69 wide. Leg measurements: I 3.57 (1.18, 0.47, 0.92, 0.66, 0.34), II 4.07 (1.27, 0.57, 0.98, 0.79, 0.46), III 3.52 (0.93, 0.52, 0.81, 0.87, 0.39), IV 5.18 (1.40, 0.58, 1.27, 1.45, 0.48); leg formula: 4213. Epigyne ( Figs 3View FIGURE 3 C –D, 4A –B). Atrium absent; copulatory openings small, closely spaced, placed posteriorly; spermathecae long, tubular, sinuous; bursae large, spherical; copulatory ducts almost parallel, extending anteriorly.

Variation. Total body length: male 3.20–3.49 (n=5), female 3.92–3.96 (n=2).

Distribution. Known only from Hunan, China

RFA

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Clubionidae

Genus

Clubiona