Anahita wuyiensis, Li, Zhiyue, Jin, Chi & Zhang, Feng, 2014

Li, Zhiyue, Jin, Chi & Zhang, Feng, 2014, The genus Anahita from Wuyi Mountains, Fujian, China, with description of one new species (Araneae: Ctenidae), Zootaxa 3847 (1), pp. 145-150: 145-149

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3847.1.10

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5461536

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scientific name

Anahita wuyiensis
status

sp. nov.

Anahita wuyiensis   sp. nov.

( Figs 1–11 View FIGURES 1 – 7 View FIGURES 8 – 11 )

Type material. Holotype ♂, CHINA, Fujian Province: Wuyi Mountains, Moshikeng (27 ° 53 ′N, 117 ° 57 ′E), 4 June 2013, C. Jin leg. Paratypes: 3 ♀, same data as holotype.

Etymology. The specific name is derived from the type locality; adjective.

Diagnosis. The species A. wuyiensis   sp. nov. is similar to A. jinsi   ; both with a longitudinal band on the carapace and abdomen ( Figs 1 –2 View FIGURES 1 – 7 , 12– 13 View FIGURES 12 – 18 ), epigyne with curving glandular appendage and epigynal teeth ( Figs 3 –4 View FIGURES 1 – 7 , 14– 15 View FIGURES 12 – 18 ), and palp with long striped tegular apophysis ( Figs 6 View FIGURES 1 – 7 , 17 View FIGURES 12 – 18 ). Anahita wuyiensis   sp. nov. can be distinguished from A. jinsi   by the embolus arising at the five o'clock position, and the distally round tegular apophysis in the ventral view ( Fig. 6 View FIGURES 1 – 7 ) (embolus arising at three o 'clock and distally little slant tegular apophysis from the ventral view in A. jinsi   , Fig. 17 View FIGURES 12 – 18 ); by distally spherical and having two bends of glandular appendages on vulva ( Fig. 4 View FIGURES 1 – 7 ) (distally oval and having at least three bends of glandular appendages on vulva in A. jinsi   , Fig. 15 View FIGURES 12 – 18 ).

Description. Male (holotype). Total length 5.70; prosoma 3.26 long, 2.43 wide; opisthosoma 3.04 long, 1.82 wide. Carapace ( Fig. 2 View FIGURES 1 – 7 ) longer than wide, yellowish-brown, with two broad longitudinal dark-brown bands, and its edges with irregularly shaped narrow bands. Median furrow longitudinal, brown. Eight eyes in three rows (2–4 – 2). Diameters of eyes: AME 0.13, ALE 0.11, PME 0.15, PLE 0.22. Interdistances of eyes: AME–AME 0.07, AME–ALE 0.21, PME–PME 0.12, PME–PLE 0.05. MOA 0.42 long, front 0.34 wide, back 0.50 wide. Clypeal height 0.08. Labium yellowish, 0.27 long, 0.37 wide. Sternum yellowish, with sparse black setae in the edge; 1.42 long, 1.21 wide. Chelicerae yellowish, with indistinct longitudinal bands especially in proximity half; three promarginal teeth, middle tooth biggest; six retromarginal teeth, proximal three teeth large and distal three teeth very small. Measurements of legs: I 16.09 (4.12, 1.47, 4.30, 4.44, 1.76), II 13.24 (3.78, 1.12, 3.75, 3.25, 1.34), III 10.75 (3.04, 0.70, 2.46, 3.10, 1.45), IV 15.48 (4.20, 0.90, 3.71, 5.07, 1.60). Leg formula: 1423. Spination of palp and legs: palp 101, 2221, 101; femora I p021, d 111, r 111, II p001, d 212, r 1111, III p 111, d 111, r 1111, IV p 111, d 111, r 111; patellae I lost, II 101 III–IV lost; tibiae I lost, II p010, d 111, r 100, v 22222, III–IV lost; metatarsi I lost, II p 111, r 111, v 222, III–IV lost. Opisthosoma oval, dorsum with a pale brown longitudinal median band, sides dark brown, venter spotted. Palp ( Figs 5–9 View FIGURES 1 – 7 View FIGURES 8 – 11 ) without RTA; embolus long, filiform, arising at five o 'clock position, running around tegulum; tegular apophysis arising from central area of tegulum, gradually widened from base to tip in ventral view, distally with pointed dorsal rim in prolateral view; conductor partly hidden by tegular apophysis in ventral view; intersegmental membrane at tibia-tarsus joint with sclerite.

Female (paratypes). Total body length 7.00– 7.58; one specimen measured, total length 7.38; prosoma 3.17 long, 2.47 wide; opisthosoma 4.23 long, 2.91 wide. Carapace pattern as in male ( Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1 – 7 ), but with the darker color. Diameters of eyes: AME 0.15, ALE 0.10, PME 0.22, PLE 0.23. Interdistances of eyes: AME–AME 0.12, AME–ALE 0.20, PME–PME 0.11, PME–PLE 0.15. MOA 0.52 long, front 0.35 wide, back 0.59 wide. Clypeal height 0.10. Chelicerae brown with three promarginal teeth, middle tooth biggest; eight retromarginal teeth, proximal three teeth large and distal five teeth very small. Labium 0.33 long, 0.41 wide. Sternum 1.36 long, 1.34 wide. Measurements of legs: I 9.38 (2.59, 1.89, 2.62, 1.63, 0.65), II 7.81 (2.36, 1.08, 2.13, 1.71, 0.53), III 7.74 (2.09, 1.06, 1.74, 2.06, 0.79), IV 11.02 (2.91, 1.11, 2.69, 3.23, 1.08). Leg formula: 4123. Spination of palp and legs: palp 11221, 1211, 111; femora I p021, d 111, r011, II p012, d 111, r 111, III p 112, d 111, r 112, IV p 112, d 111, r002; patellae I–II 0 0 0, III–IV 101; tibiae I v 22222, II p010, v 22222, III–IV p 11, d 111, r 11, v 222; metatarsi I–II v 222, III p 112, d010, r 112, v 222, IV p 112, d010, r 112, v 21112. Copulatory openings situated in the front of the epigyne ( Figs 3 –4 View FIGURES 1 – 7 , 10– 11 View FIGURES 8 – 11 ). Copulatory ducts running a loop medially, following lateral lobes and leading to the posteriorly situated spermathecae from medio-ventral side. Glandular appendages with two bends. Epigynal teeth arising from the bottom of epigynum in ventral view.

Distribution. China (Fujian)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Ctenidae

Genus

Anahita