Maratus karrie Waldock 2013

Jürgen C. Otto & David E. Hill, 2014, Spiders of the mungaich group from Western Australia (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryinae: Maratus), with one new species from Cape Arid, Peckhamia 112 (1), pp. 1-35: 11

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10.5281/zenodo.1292576

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scientific name

Maratus karrie Waldock 2013
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Maratus karrie Waldock 2013 

This smaller species ( Figure 1 View Figure ) is reported from the southwestern corner of Australia. We have examined specimens collected by Darlington in 1931 from Margaret River ( Figure 12 View Figure :2, locality 1) and Pemberton (locality 2). The pattern of scales on the dorsal opisthosomal plate (fan) is similar to that of M. sarahae  , but the spider is smaller ( Waldock 2013). We have given this spider the common name of Darlington's Peacock Spider ( Hill & Otto 2011). Many of its features are intermediate between those of M. mungaich  and M. sarahae  ( Table 1, Figure 14 View Figure ), but perhaps more like the latter. We have previously considered this variety to be conspecific with M. sarahae  ( Otto & Hill 2011b, 2012b). The distinctive pattern of the fan, including the wide bands of iridescent scales, appears to place these specimens with M. sarahae  , but some of the characters related to setation are more like those of M. mungaich  . See Waldock's (2013) description of M. karrie  for more details.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Maratus