A new species of Cuacuba (Araneae, Theridiosomatidae) from Brazilian caves
A new species of the spider genus Cuacuba from Brazil, C. ribeira sp. nov. is described and illustrated based on eighty-six specimens collected from caves in the Vale do Ribeira region, in the states of São Paulo and Paraná. This species is recognized by the hook-shaped median apophysis on the male palp, and females by having invaginations on the sides of the median posterior edge of the epigynal plate. Cuacuba ribeira sp. nov. is the third species recorded for the genus, and like the other two, also comes from Brazilian caves.
Troglophiles; new species; taxonomy; Vale do Ribeira; Neotropical region
Prete PH, Brescovit AD. A new species of Cuacuba (Araneae, Theridiosomatidae) from Brazilian caves. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment. 2019 Dec. doi:10.1080/01650521.2019.1704386.
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