Maratus ottoi Baehr & Whyte, 2016
- GBIF Backbone Taxonomy
- Maratus ottoi
Diagnosis. M. ottoi is closely related to M. eliasi sharing a nearly identical prosomal colour pattern (Figs 12 A, 13 A) and a similar embolic disc (Figs 11 A, B). M. ottoi can be separated from M. eliasi by having a different opisthosomal colour pattern with no red posterior markings but an octopus-like pattern anteriorly (this species had the nickname “ Mr Octopus ”) (Fig. 13 A) with tooth like denticules at the retrocentral part of the embolus (Fig. 11 B) and a slightly rounded embolic tip (Fig. 11 E).
Etymology. The specific name is a patronym in honour of Dr Jürgen Otto, one of Australia’s most accomplished Maratus experts.
Material examined. MALE HOLOTYPE (QM-S 96332) from Australia, south-east Queensland, Venman Bushland National Park, 27 ° 37 ’ S, 153 ° 12 ’ E, M. Doe, 10 Nov. 2015. ALLOTYPE: 1 female (QM-S 96333), same data as previous, M. Duncan. PARATYPE: 1 female (QM-S 96334), same data as previous; 1 male (QM-S 35068), south-east Queensland, Rochdale State Forest, 27 ° 37 ’ S, 153 ° 09 ’ E, V. Davies, R. Raven, 6 Sep. 1979.
- Maratus ottoi Baehr & Whyte, 2016
- Baehr, B. C., Whyte, R. (2016) The peacock spiders (Araneae: Salticidae: Maratus) of the Queensland Museum, including six new species: Zootaxa 4154(5): 501-525