Holoplatys FP-11668 male, dorsal (HBI N27776-3; Barrow Island, Western Australia)
Image: V.W. Framenau (2022)
Fauna Portal Image No. 3800
The inclusion of this species into Holoplatys is tentative as the embolus originates prolaterally on the pedipalp, whereas Żabka's (1991) review shows them originating retrolaterally.
There are at least four species of Holoplatys on Barrow Island, of which Holoplatys FP-11668 males differ by the leg colouration; in contrast to Holoplatys FP-295, which has all legs yellow, the first pair is black in Holoplatys FP-11668. It is also the only species on Barrow Island with transverse light bands on carapace and abdomen.
Fauna Portal Reference
Harry Butler Institute
21 January 2022
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