A new Nemesiid spider (Arachnida, Araneae) from the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan

Matsuei SHIMOJANA & Joachim HAUPT

en Zoosystema 22 (4) - Pages 709-716

Published on 29 December 2000

Sinopesa kumensis n. sp. (Arachnida, Araneae, Nemesiidae) is described from Kume-jima, an island West of Okinawa, Japan. Its male embolus is cork-screw-shaped, the female receptacula bilobed. Compared to S. maculata Raven & Schwendinger, 1995 and S. guangxi Raven & Schwendinger, 1995 from South-East Asia, the median spinnerets are present. For this reason the diagnosis of the genus Sinopesa requires emendation.


Araneae, Nemesiidae, new species, Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

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