Figure 11: Arborescent shell ornamented by areoli: Homotrema rubra (Lamarck), arborescent habit, SEM graphs, Recent, Gulf of Aqaba.
A: overview of arborescent shell, B: detail of a single branch, Note the sponge spicules (ssp) glued into the tubular peristomal extension of the aperture to serve as fishing rods that support filiform pseudopodia extending into turbulent water for the capture of food.
a: aperture; ar: areoli.