Saraina kindamba, Azarkina, 2009

Azarkina, Galina, 2009, A review of the West African genus Saraina (Araneae, Salticidae), ZooKeys 16 (16), pp. 291-300 : 295-296

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.16.235

publication LSID

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3791656

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/6EED3983-FFE1-4C6B-BD85-6F5E6C42846D

taxon LSID

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treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Saraina kindamba
status

sp.n.

Saraina kindamba sp.n.

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Figs 9-18 View Figures 9-15 View Figures 16-18

Saraina rubrofasciata: Szüts and Scharff2005:368 ,f.5A-G, 6A-C(f,Dm -misidentified).

Type material. Holotype: ♂, REPUBLIC OF CONGO, Kindamba , Méya 46, 3°53’S, 14°31’E, 30.X.1963, J. Balogh ( HNHM Araneae-683 ) GoogleMaps . Paratypes: REPUBLIC OF CONGO: 1♂, Lefini Reserve , Nambouli River, HSZE Nr. 660, beaten from vegetation, 2°55’S, 15°39’E, 12.I.1964, J. Balogh and A. Zicsi ( HNHM Araneae-682 ) GoogleMaps ; 2♂, Brazzeville, ORSTOM Park , beaten from trees and shrubs of park, mostly from border of woods, 4°16’S, 15°17’E, J. Balogh and A. Zicsi ( HNHM Araneae-686 ) GoogleMaps ; 1♀, Kindamba, Méya , 3°53’S, 14°31’E, 129 méyai barlang pitfall traps, J. Balogh ( HNHM Araneae-684 ) GoogleMaps .

Diagnosis. Males can be easily separated from those of S. rubrofasciata by the shorter ventral and the longer medial tibial apophyses ( Fig. 9 View Figures 9-15 , arrows 1 and 2), and also by the shape of the retrolateral bump of the tegulum, especially in its dorsal part ( Fig. 11 View Figures 9-15 , arrow). From S. deltshevi sp. n., it can be separated by the presence of a dorsal bump on the medial tibial apophysis ( Fig. 12 View Figures 9-15 , arrow). Females can easily be distinguished from S. rubrofasciata by the longer insemination ducts ( Fig. 17 View Figures 16-18 ).

Etymology. The species is named after the type locality of the holotype, Kindamba, Republic of Congo. Noun in apposition.

Description. Male: Measurements: Cephalothorax: length 2.30, width 1.80, height at PLE 1.35. Ocular area: length 1.30, width anteriorly 1.80, width posteriorly 1.65. Abdomen: length 2.50, width 1.70. Clypeal height: 0.10. Cheliceral length: 0.60. Diameter of AME: 0.55. Length of leg segments: I: 1.45+0.70+1.00+0.90+0.60. II: 1.65+0.70+0.80+1.00+0.60. III: 1.60+0.80+1.00+1.20+0.65. IV: 1.70+0.60+1.15+1.35+0.65. Leg spination: I: Fm d 1-2-5; Pt pr & rt 1; Ti pr & rt 1-2, v 2-2-0-2 ap; Mt pr 1-1, rt 2-1 ap; v 2-0-2 ap. II: Fm d 1-2-5; Pt pr & rt 1; Ti d 1-0-0, pr & rt 1-1-1, v 2-2-0-2 ap; Mt pr & rt 2-1 ap; v 2-0-2 ap. III: Fm d 1-3-5; Pt pr & rt 1; Ti d 1-0-0, pr & rt 1-1-1, v 2-0-2 ap; Mt pr 1-0-2 ap, rt 1-1-2 ap; v 2-0-2 ap. IV: Fm d 1-2-5; Pt pr & rt 1; Ti d 1-0-0, pr & rt 1-1-1, v 2-0-2 ap; Mt pr & rt 1-1-2 ap, v 1-1-2 ap. Colouration: similar to that of S. rubrofasciata . Chelicerae with 4 teeth with one exception – left chelicerae of holotype with 5 promarginal teeth, right with 4 promarginal teeth ( Fig. 14 View Figures 9-15 ). Palpal structure as in Figs 9-12, 15 View Figures 9-15 .

Female:Measurements:Cephalothorax:length3.00, width 2.30, height at PLE 1.50. Ocular area:length 1.40, width anteriorly2.00, width posteriorly 1.80. Abdomen:length 4.50, width 3.10. Clypeal height:0.10. Cheliceral length: 0.90. Diameter of AME: 0.65. Length of leg segments: I: 1.55+0.90+1.10+1.05+0.60. II: 1.65+0.80+1.00+1.00+0.55. III: 1.70+0.90+1.20+1.30+0.70. IV: 2.00+1.00+1.40+1.60+0.70. Leg spination: I: Fm d 1-2-5; Pt pr & rt 1; Ti pr & rt 1-2, v 2-2-0-2 ap; Mt pr 1-1, rt 2-1 ap; v 2-0-2 ap. II: Fm d 1-3-5; Pt pr & rt 1; Ti pr & rt 1-2, v 2-2-0-2 ap; Mt pr & rt 1-1 ap; v 2-0-2 ap. III: Fm d 1-3-5; Pt pr & rt 1; Ti pr & rt 1-1-1, v 1-0-2 ap; Mt pr 1-0-2 ap, rt 1-1-2 ap; v 2-0-2 ap. IV: Fm d 1-2-5; Pt pr & rt 1; Ti pr & rt 1-1-1, v 2-0-2 ap; Mt pr & rt 1-1-2 ap, v 1-1-2 ap. Colouration: as in the male. Chelicerae with 4 promarginal teeth ( Fig. 13 View Figures 9-15 ). Structure of epigyne and spermathecae as in Figs 16-18 View Figures 16-18 (compare with Fig. 6 View Figures 2-8 , A-C in Szüts and Scharff 2005 which looks quite different).

Distribution. Known only from the Republic of Congo.

Remarks. The material from the Kindamba locality ( Republic of Congo) contains three samples – two males from different species and a single female. It has been difficult to decide which species the female belong to, as the body colouration of all three species is very similar. I have provisionally assigned it to S. kindamba sp. n. More material of both sexes is needed to resolve this problem in the future.

HNHM

Hungarian Natural History Museum (Termeszettudomanyi Muzeum)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Saraina

Loc

Saraina kindamba

Azarkina, Galina 2009
2009
Loc

Saraina rubrofasciata: Szüts and Scharff2005:368

Szüts and Scharff2005:368