Marine Biodiversity of Costa Rica, Central America

Volume 86 of the series Monographiae Biologicae pp 371-386

Benthic Opisthobranchs

  • Yolanda E. Camacho-GarcíaAffiliated withMuseo de Zoología, Escuela de Biología, Universidad de Costa Rica, San Pedro de Montes de Oca

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National and international experts are working together to complete the inventory of benthic opisthobranchs in Costa Rica. The most extensive and comprehensive collection of these organisms (including holotypes and paratypes) from the country is housed at the Museo de Zoolog ía at the Universidad de Costa Rica. A total of 250 species (127 only found in the Pacific, 111 only found in the Caribbean, and 12 species common to both coasts) are reported for Costa Rica. Seven species