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Sahydroaraneus sebastiani

IUCN Status

Type Locality : India, Kerala State, Thrissur District, Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary, ~800 m elevation

Etymology : The new species is named after Dr. P.A. Sebastian, Sacred Heart College, Cochin for the valuable contribution he has rendered to the arachnology of Western Ghats.


Male Activity

A new species Sahydroaraneus sebastiani sp.nov. is recorded from the Western Ghats of Kerala. It resembles S. collinus Pocock 1899 but can be separated from S. collinus Pocock 1899 in having spermathecal stalks with uniform diameter ending in a single lobe, while in S. collinus Pocock 1899 spermathecal stalks are wider at the bottom, tapering at upper end and posses a bud like single lobe.
Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 5(3): 186-189

Habitat and Type Locality