Ping-pong Tree Sponge
This carnivorous sponge uses tiny hooks to ‘stick’ onto the bristly hairs on crustaceans like velcro. The trapped prey is very slowly eaten away by the sponges cells through a process similar to phagocytosis.

Ping-pong Tree Sponge

This carnivorous sponge uses tiny hooks to ‘stick’ onto the bristly hairs on crustaceans like velcro. The trapped prey is very slowly eaten away by the sponges cells through a process similar to phagocytosis.

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