Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

Provocator, n. gen.

 

 

Shell smooth, fusiform; having the apex of Ancillaria, the enameled suture of Bullia, the pillar-folds of Voluta, and the sinus of Pleurotoma.

 

 

I believe this very curious form to be essentially a Volute, in which genus the group of Cymbium, and forms like V. scapha, Gmel., V. imperialis, Lam., and many others present the sutural sinus, while Zidona has the enameled spire. The name of Challengeria being preoccupied, I have been obliged to reproduce it as I could in Latin.”

 

 

(Watson, 1882: 329-330)

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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Diagnosis

Shells light, small to medium, often covered with a thick layer of enamel without pattern.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 13 specimens in 3 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 11 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 136.5 - 1667.5
  Temperature range (°C): 0.193 - 8.396
  Nitrate (umol/L): 13.686 - 32.447
  Salinity (PPS): 34.084 - 34.673
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.525 - 7.241
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.192 - 2.273
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.891 - 124.183

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 136.5 - 1667.5

Temperature range (°C): 0.193 - 8.396

Nitrate (umol/L): 13.686 - 32.447

Salinity (PPS): 34.084 - 34.673

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.525 - 7.241

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.192 - 2.273

Silicate (umol/l): 1.891 - 124.183
 
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Wikipedia

Provocator (gastropod)

Provocator is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Volutidae.[1]

Species

Species within the genus Provocator include:

References

  1. ^ a b c Provocator Watson, 1882.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 25 April 2010.
  2. ^ Provocator mirabilis (Finlay, 1926).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 25 April 2010.
  3. ^ Provocator corderoi Carcelles, 1947.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 25 April 2010.
  4. ^ Provocator palliata (Kaiser, 1977).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 25 April 2010.
  5. ^ Provocator pulcher Watson, 1882.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 25 April 2010.
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