Cryptachaea schneirlai ( Levi, 1959 ), Levi, 1959

Santanna, Manoela, Rodrigues, Everton Nei Lopes, Cizauskas, Igor & Brescovit, Antonio Domingos, 2019, On the spider genus Cryptachaea from Peru, Bolivia and cave environments in Brazil: a new species, additional descriptions and new records (Araneae, Theridiidae), Zootaxa 4646 (2), pp. 271-292: 278-280

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Cryptachaea schneirlai ( Levi, 1959 )
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Cryptachaea schneirlai ( Levi, 1959)  

Figs. 7, 8 View FIGURES 5–8 , 13, 14 View FIGURES 9–14 , 35 View FIGURE 35

Achaearanea schneirlai Levi, 1959: 67   , fig. 26, male holotype, from Barro Colorado Island, Panama, 30/ IV/1946, T. C. Sch- neirla leg., deposited in American Museum of Natural History, not examined.

Cryptachaea schneirlai: Yoshida, 2008: 39   (transferred to Cryptachaea   ).

Diagnosis. The female is similar to that of Cryptachaea dea ( Buckup & Marques, 2006)   (see Buckup & Marques, 2006: 64, figs. 5, 6) by the larger and oval spermathecae, and by presence and the shape of atrium ( Fig. 7 View FIGURES 5–8 ), but differ by the spermathecae close to each other, and by the shape of fertilization ducts forming a handle ( Fig. 8 View FIGURES 5–8 ).

Description. Male described by Levi (1959: 67). Here we provide the first illustration of the male body in dorsal view ( Fig. 13 View FIGURES 9–14 ).

Female ( IBSP 174303): Total length 3.45. Carapace: length 1.37, width 1.09. Clypeus: height 0.18. Sternum: length 0.78, width 0.70. Chelicerae: length 0.44, width 0.20. Abdomen: length: 1.89, width 1.61, height 1.87. Segment length (I/II/III/IV): femora 1.82/1.43/1.06/1.84; patellae+tibiae 1.27/0.83/1,56 (absent leg I); metatarsi+tarsi 1.69/1.30/2.08 (absent leg I). Palp: femora 0.33, patellae 0.13, tibiae 0.18, tarsi 0.39. PME bigger than the other eyes; other eyes are the same size. Eyes with dark borders ( Fig. 14 View FIGURES 9–14 ). Carapace oval, dark brown ( Fig. 14 View FIGURES 9–14 ). Clypeus brown, laterally concave. Chelicerae brown. Labium yellow, subquadrangular. Endites brown, subquadrangular. Sternum dark brown. Legs yellow, except distal femur and tibiae apex with dark brown spot. Abdomen dorsally dark brown, with two laterals triangular and one posterior dark spots ( Fig. 14 View FIGURES 9–14 ) and with median and posterior white spots ( Fig. 14 View FIGURES 9–14 ); ventrally yellow, with dark brown and white dots. Spinnerets brown. Epigynum with epigynal plate wider than long ( Fig. 7 View FIGURES 5–8 ), with an atrium horseshoe-shaped, two oval spermathecae ( Fig. 8 View FIGURES 5–8 ), fertilization ducts form a handle ( Fig. 8 View FIGURES 5–8 ).

Variation. Females (n=3): Total length 3.45–3.64. Carapace: length 1.37–1.30, width 1.09–1.14. Femur leg I 1.82–2.21.

New records. BRAZIL. Pará, Parauapebas, FLONA de Carajás, Cave N4WS_0047 (GEM-1161) (6°4’31’’S; 50°11’39’’W), 1 M, F. P. Franco & C. A. R. Souza et al. coll., 01–09.VI.2011 ( IBSP 174302 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Cave N4WS_0064 (GEM-1843) (6°4’51’’S; 50°11’43’’W), 1 F, F. P. Franco & C. A. R. Souza et al. coll., 10–19.V.2011 ( IBSP 178023 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Cave N5PSE-04 ( PESE _0004 ou GEM-1864) (6°6’19’’S; 50°9’6’’W), 1 F, I. Cizauskas et al. coll., 10–19.V.2011 ( IBSP 178024 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   , 2F, 11–13.XII.2010 ( IBSP 178034 View Materials )   .

Distribution. Panama (Barro Colorado Island) and Brazil (Pará) ( Fig. 35 View FIGURE 35 ).

IBSP

Instituto Biologico de Sao Paulo

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Theridiidae

Genus

Cryptachaea

Loc

Cryptachaea schneirlai ( Levi, 1959 )

Santanna, Manoela, Rodrigues, Everton Nei Lopes, Cizauskas, Igor & Brescovit, Antonio Domingos 2019
2019
Loc

Cryptachaea schneirlai:

Yoshida, H. 2008: 278
2008
Loc

Achaearanea schneirlai

Levi, H. W. 1959: 278
1959