Iridopelma zorodes (Bertani, Rogerio 2012)
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- Iridopelma zorodes Bertani, Rogerio, 2012, ZooKeys 230: 36-40.
Diagnosis. The males resemble those of Iridopelma vanini sp. n.and Iridopelma katiae sp. n. by leg I and IV having similar length (leg IV/I length = 0.93, SD = 0.01). It differs from Iridopelma vanini sp. n. by the shorter embolus (Figs 107-109). It differs from Iridopelma katiae sp. n. by general brown pattern and lack of a reddish pattern on abdomen dorsally (Fig. 117). Females differ from all other species by two straight to slightly curved spermathecae tapering little from base to apex, not folding and with a very slight constriction forming a single distal lobe (Fig. 112).
Description. Female (IBSP 11760) from Areia Branca, Sergipe, Brazil. Carapace 12.8 long, 12.0 wide, chelicerae 6.3. Legs (femur, patella, tibia, metatarsus, tarsus, total): I: 10.8, 6.4, 8.1, 8.4, 4.1, 37.8. II: 9.8, 5.6, 6.9, 6.8, 3.6, 32.7. III: 8.4, 4.6, 6.0, 6.7, 3.4, 29.1. IV: 10.2, 5.3, 8.3, 8.8, 3.7, 36.3. Palp: 7.6, 4.4, 5.0, -, 5.3, 22.3. Mid-widths (lateral): femora I-IV = 2.3, 2.3, 2.4, 2.1, palp = 1.8; patellae I-IV = 2.4, 2.4, 2.4, 2.4, palp = 2.1; tibiae I-IV = 2.2, 2.1, 1.9, 2.1, palp = 1.9; metatarsi I-IV = 1.6, 1.5, 1.5, 1.4; tarsi I-IV = 1.8, 1.8, 1.8, 1.7, palp = 1.8. Abdomen 12.8 long, 9.5 wide. Spinnerets: PMS, 1.3 long, 0.7 wide, 0.3 apart; PLS, 1.6 basal, 1.0 middle, 1.9 distal; mid-widths (lateral), 1.1, 0.9, 0.7, respectively. Carapace: length to width 1.07. Fovea: deep, 2.1 wide. Eyes: tubercle 0.9 high, 1.6 long, 2.6 wide. Clypeus 0.4. Anterior eye row procurved, posterior straight. Eye sizes and inter-distances: AME 0.5, ALE 0.6, PME 0.4, PLE 0.5, AME-AME 0.4, AME-ALE 0.3, AME-PME 0.2, ALE-ALE 1.6, ALE-PME 0.5, PME-PME 1.4, PME-PLE 0.1, PLE-PLE 2.1, ALE-PLE 0.2, AME-PLE 0.4. Ratio of eye group width to length 2.2. Maxillae: length to width: 1.8. Cuspules: 90-100 spread over ventral inner heel. Labium: 1.2 long, 2.1 wide, with 80-100 cuspules spaced by one diameter from each other on the anterior third. Labio-sternal groove deep, narrow, with two sigilla. Chelicerae: basal segments with nine teeth decreasing in size from distal to basal portion. Sternum: 5.9 long, 4.8 wide. Legs: leg formula: I=IV II III. Scopula: tarsi I-IV fully scopulate, IV with some sparse setae. Metatarsi I-II 4/5 scopulate; III 2/3, IV 1/3 distal scopulate. IV divided by three wide row of setae. Urticating hairs type II (0.40 to 0.45 long, 0.01 wide) on the abdomen dorsum. Genitalia: paired straight to slightly curved spermathecae tapering slightly from base to apex, not folding, with very slight constriction forming single distal lobe (Fig. 112). Color pattern: carapace, chelicerae, legs and palps brown with light brown hairs; metatarsi, tibiae and patellae ventrally dark. All tarsi dorsally with a "U" shaped orange stripe. Sternum, labium and maxillae black. Coxae I black, except by brown retrolateral apical third; Coxae II-IV basal half black, distal half brown. Longitudinal stripes on dorsum of femora, patellae, tibiae and metatarsi light. Distal femora, patellae, tibiae and metatarsi with white rings. Abdomen venter black; lateral light brown; dorsal central area dark with reddish urticating hairs (Fig. 116).
Distribution. Brazil: states of Sergipe and Northern Bahia (Fig. 169).