A new species of blind subterranean Tetrablemma (Araneae: Tetrablemmidae) from Australia

Matthias Burger, Mark S. Harvey, Nicholas Stevens

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Abstract

The first blind Australian species of Tetrablemmidae and only the fourth in the world, Tetrablemma alaus, new species, is described from subterranean habitats in northwestern Australia. The total loss of eyes is correlated with its subterranean existence and is complemented by other troglomorphies including slightly elongated appendages and pale coloration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-149
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Arachnology
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

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