Length under 2 mm; gastral tergites minutely shagreened
(non-glossy); propodeal spines short, triangular; postpetiole with a strong forward-pointing ventral protrusion, color dark reddish brown.
Protoconch of 1 1/4-1/4 whorls, essentially smooth, but microscopically shagreened
. Teleoconch of a further 2 1/4-2 3/4 whorls; the first with approx.
Dorsal abdominal laterotergites smooth to shagreened
, mediotergites VI and VII with dense, fully appressed pubescence.
adiastolus are present in the specimen captured in this study, such as skin on dorsum shagreened
and weakly areolate on venter, dorsolateral folds present, tympanic membrane differentiated and posterior surfaces of thighs brown.
2, 4): all coxae finely granular or shagreened
; coxae II-III with granular anterior carinae; coxa IV with granular or crenulate anterior and posterior carinae; sternum triangular, coarsely granular, with deep median longitudinal sulcus; genital opercula granular on lateral surfaces, smooth medially.
It belongs to the Siphonella genus group (Kanmiya 1983), with the following characters: head much wider than long; face concave, with a linear median carina; gena narrow; frons speckled, thickly clothed with short setulae, and sparsely microtomentose universally or in reticular-form; scutum as long as wide, convex, minutely or weakly shagreened
, glossy or entirely microtomentose in both sexes; male surstylus highly specialized, incrassate and semi-globose, larger than epandrium in lateral view; gonites not well demarcated; hypandrium closed (Sabrosky 1980; Kanmiya 1983; Merz 2008).
DIAGNOSIS: Distinguished from other phyline genera by the ovoid, shagreened
body with sparse, scattered, very short vestiture; conspicuous, flaming red-orange dorsum; short antenna; narrow pronotum; slender leg; and peculiar form of the endosoma.
, with small low rounded tubercles posteriorly; flanks tuberculate; throat smooth to Anally tuberculate; chest and venter shagreened
to minutely tuberculate; upper arm and forearm tuberculate; hand length 27.1 [+ or -] 1.6% SVL (n=16); palmar tubercle single, rounded, about twice the size of thenar; thenar tubercle elongated, twice as long as wide; no supernumerary palmar tubercles; subarticular palmar tubercles moderate size, flattened, rounded to oval; small discs on Angers; of largest disc on third finger, 1/3 size of the tympanum; discs wider than long; disc on third finger about 1.4 times wider than preceding phalanx; fingers free, not bearing lateral fringes; first finger equal in length to second (Fig.
Pygidial surface basally between punctures dull, finely granular or shagreened
; hind femur ven trally with a short row of 3 or 4 coarse punctures, otherwise surface smooth or with a few minute punctures; male with erect horn near inner posterior edge of each eye ...
TEXTURE: Body impunctate, polished, callosite region of pronotum, corium and abdominal terga weakly shagreened
. VESTITURE: Body with scattered simple, pale, semierect setae.
, with some low and flat tubercles.