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This datasets contributes new observations of Provanna snails from the Costa Rica Margin.

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Occurrence; Provanna; Costa Rica; Gastropoda; Chemosynthesis; Specimen


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Melissa Betters
Geographic Coverage

These occurrence records list specimens from the Pacific Costa Rica Margin.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-9, -85], North East [-8, -84]
Taxonomic Coverage

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Genus  Provanna
Project Data

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Title New records of Provanna (Gastropoda, Provannidae) from the Costa Rica Margin and an identification key for the genus

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Sampling Methods

Specimens of Provanna were obtained from one of six sites at the Pacific Costa Rica Margin during research expeditions conducted from 2017 to 2019. Provanna were sampled by the human-operated vehicle (HOV) Alvin and the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) SUBASTIAN using various sampling tools attached to the HOV or ROV such as the manipulator arm or suction hose.

Study Extent Occurrences were obtained between 2017-2019 when sampling along the Costa Rica Margin hydrocarbon seeps using the deepwater submergence vehicles ROV SUBASTIAN and HOV Alvin.

Method step description:

  1. Whole animals were sampled in situ and then preserved in >95% ethanol.
Collection Data
Collection Name Erik Cordes, Personal Collection
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol
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