Native Animals

Opadometa fastigata

Pear Shaped Opadometa
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SSN 64886
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Opadometa fastigata or commonly known as pear shaped Opadometa due to its abdomen shape. The shape of its abdomen is broaden posteriorly and extended anteriorly overlapping the carapace that forming a hump-like shape. The colour of its abdomen is black with silver white marks. The cephalothorax is flat which is pale yellow, darkens medially and towards the margin. The legs are black with some yellow bands. There are curved fine hairs at the femur at the fourth legs and thick brush of spines at the tibia. The webs have no signal line and no retreat. The web is a large horizontally-placed orb structure with a diameter of more than a metre. This spider is active during the day. The whole web is normally suspended by several long strands of silk attached to branches and leaves nearby. This species is widespread in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and India. 

Location

by State Location
  • Perak 2
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Biodiversity Experts

Profile
Norma Binti Che Yusoff (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Spiders (Ecology)
  • Protected Areas
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Climate Change
  • PM
  • W
Rosli Hashim (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Birds (Ecology)
  • Mammals (Ecology)
  • Spiders
  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
  • Protected Areas
  • PM
  • W
Tan Li Peng (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  • Arachnids
  • Insects
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Forest
  • PM
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Book
  1. Koh, J.K.H. & Bay, N. (2019). Borneo Spiders: A Photographic Field Guide. Sabah Forestry Department, Malaysia. pp. 497.
  2. Nik Ahmad Irwan Izzauddin, N. H., Suhaila, A.H. & Zarul, H.H. (2019). Royal Belum-Temengor Rainforest : The Hidden Treasure of Perak. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia and Kementerian Air, Tanah dan Sumber Asli. pp. 300.
  3. Nik Ahmad Irwan Izzauddin, N. H., Suhaila, A.H. & Husni, C.N. (2022). Spiders: 100 Common Species in Penang. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia and Ministry of Energy and Natural Resource, Malaysia.

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Mr. Ikman Bin Sabini, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Husni Che Ngah & USM

Species Citation :- Opadometa fastigata. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/64886. [Retrieved 04 February 2023].

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