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Hottentotta schach (Birula, 1905)

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Total length 100–130 mm. Trichobothrium db on the fixed finger of pedipalp situated between trichobothria et and est Male with slightly longer and narrower metasomal and pedipalp segments, width of pedipalp chela same in both sexes. Pectinal teeth number 33–35 in males, 26–29 in females. Nearly entire body hirsute, pedipalps, dorsal surface of mesosoma, legs, lateral and ventral surfaces of metasomal segments, and vesicle densely hirsute. The hairs on patella of pedipalps are long. Color yellowish green except black patella and chela of pedipalps, anterior part of carapace, telson and fourth and fifth metasomal segments. Ventral surfaces of second and third metasomal segments may be also black. Chelicerae black, reticulate. Femur of pedipalp with 5 carinae. Patella with 8 carinae. Chela lacks carinae. Movable fingers of pedipalps with 15 or 16 rows of granules and 5 or 6 terminal granules. Seventh metasomal segment with 4 well marked ventral carinae. First metasomal segment with 10 carinae; second segment with 8 or 10 carinae; third segment with 8 carinae and a short row of granules in center of lateral part; fourth segment with 8 carinae; fifth segment with 5 carinae, 3 ventral (1 median, 2 lateral) and 2 dorsal. Dorsal surface smooth, fifth metasomal segment bears 2 short, inconspicuous carinae. First and second metasomal segments of both sexes longer than wide. Second to fourth metasomal segment width ratio less than 1.2.

DISTRIBUTION:  Iraq (Vachon, 196 6: 211),Iran (Birula,1905: 134).

in iran : Koozestan and Fars  provinces(Kovarik ,2007,Navidpour et al., 2008,Navidpour et al.,2012).

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