This last photo illustrates how a planktic foraminifera will capture and break down its prey. As interesting or biologically significant the presence of morphological variation with pseudopodia is, it is of little use to the paleontologist. It would be virtually impossible to ever find any remnant of a pseudopod within the fossil record. By looking at the arrangement of pores through which they would have extended though, the micropaleontologist would be able to glean enough about the nature of the foraminifera to interpret a likely pseudopodial arrangement, and hence its life mode.