…is a species of velvet worm (Phylum: Onychophora) that was collected in Vietnam and is likely endemic. Like other velvet worms E. totoro spends most of their lives in soil, rotting logs, or under rocks. They are also predators, capturing their insect prey by spitting out jets of sticky “glue”. Unlike other velvet worms E. totoro has uniquely shaped hairs on its body surface, their exact function is not known.
*Yes E. totoro is totally a reference to My Neighbor Totoro, as the scientists who described it were reminded of the catbus.