- A. imagiglacialis
- External morphology
small process in median of aboral edge. 6.7 mm x 6.4 mm.
The smallest haplognathid currently known to science. Athyrmidion imagiglacialis can be found on an incredibly specialized host entity: Miniature doll-size plastic bags. The first recorded specimen was discovered by field researcher P. Marder of Victoria, Australia, who found it attached to a miniature bag of plastic play-ice.Other eyewitness accounts of this eye-straining occlupanid have simultaneously been reported, possibly due to its method of global transmission via international shipping. A small single process on the aboral edge is sometimes found on specimens, which have been observed in both white and asureus color morphs.