- External morphology
Pale blue. Size 43 mm x 35.4 mm. Thin and flexible integument.
While many occlupanids can be imaginatively said to have personality, none rival the haunting visage of Latericavus pareidolia, submitted by an enigmatic explorer from Tucson known as C. Whatever. The unique invaginations in L. pareidolia‘s lateral edge are arresting enough in their own right, but when combined with the heart-shaped oral groove it generates an unmistakable and unnerving humanoid expression that haunts the dreams of our restless researchers. While more level-headed scientists are keenly interested in the discovery of a new anatomical feature, many of our scholars are disturbed by its anthropomorphized morphometrics, perceiving a face locked in stress and fear, wide-eyed and howling into the void.