- External morphology
Large pore near aboral region. No external palps. Size 40 mm x 22 mm.
U. vaportubis is a species that is only found in hardware stores, clutched on bags of dryer vent tubes. It is this species that led to the discovery that occlupanids do not take organic nourshment from the contents of the plastic bag, but from the bags themselves. The circular hole’s function is unknown. The dark brown integument is noticably thicker than most occlupanids. Shares a similar niche to Deuterofenestrum trexlerii.