Anapis castilla Platnick & Shadab

Ott, R. & A. D. Brescovit, 2003, Description of the females of Anapis castilla and Anapisona bordeaux (Araneae, Anapidae)., J. Arachnol. 31, pp. 340-343: 341

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Anapis castilla Platnick & Shadab
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Anapis castilla Platnick & Shadab 

Figs. 1 - 6

Anapis castilla Platnick & Shadab 1978:22,  fig. 20 (male holotype from Berlese sample of forest litter collected at the edge of the Amazon River at Ramon Castilla (5 km NW. of Leticia, Colombia), Loreto , Peru, 23 February 1972, S. & J. Peck, deposited in Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, not examined). 

Material examined.- BRAZIL: Amazonas: 27 males, 31 females, Manaus, Rio Solimoes , Canal Janauari (03° 20' S, 60° 17' W, " âgua mista"), 1988, J. Adis et al. (GoogleMaps  MCN 23687;GoogleMaps  IBSP 34436-34440;GoogleMaps  SMNK;GoogleMaps  INPA)GoogleMaps  ; 7 ♂, 2 ♀, with same locality data, 1 March 1988 ( MCN 23686).GoogleMaps 

Diagnosis. ÐFemales of A. castilla  are distinguished from other Anapis  females by strong sclerotizations around the opening of the copulatory ducts (Figs. 5 - 6).

Description. - ÐMale: Described by Platnick & Shadab (1978). Body and palp are here presented in Figs. 1 - 3. Female: Carapace, sternum and abdominal scutum brownish orange. Legs orange. Tibia I with one very short distal prolateral cusp. Anterior portion of carapace not projecting, as in male (Fig 4). Anterior lateral eyes separated by about one third of their diameter. Scutum of abdomen smooth, covering the dorsum entirely, with very small and abundant lateral punctuations (Fig 4). Surface of ventral scutum covered with irregularly dispersed and very slightly sclerotized depressions. Measurements. Total length 1.27. Carapace 0.62 long, 0.50 wide, 0.40 high. Abdomen 1.18 long, 1.04 wide. Legs: I, femur 0.48, patella 0.20, tibia 0.30, metatarsus 0.14, tarsus 0.38, total 1.50; II, 0.42, 0.18, 0.28, 0.12, 0.34, 1.34; III, 0.30, 0.14, 0.22, 0.12, 0.30, 1.08; IV, 0.40, 0.14, 0.28, 0.14, 0.32, 1.28. Epigynal plate with very dark portions surrounding the genital openings and sinuous posterior margin. Spermathecae small, ducts "S" shaped. (Figs. 5 - 6).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Anapidae

Genus

Anapis