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Lodgers or tramps? Aporrhais pespelecani and Turritella communis on the north-western Black Sea shelf

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 November 2013

Sergey Snigirov
Odesa National Mechnikov University, 7 Mayakovskogo Lane, Odesa 65082, Ukraine
Roman Sizo
Centre for Regional Studies, 3a Gaidara Str., Odesa 65074, Ukraine
Sergiy Sylantyev*
DCEE, Insitute of Neurology, University College London, London, WC1N 3BG, UK Centre for Clinical Brain Studies, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH16 4SB, UK
Correspondence should be addressed to: S. Sylantyev, DCEE, Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, WC1N 3BG, UK email:
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The present paper reports the first finding of two gastropod species, Aporrhais pespelecani and Turritella communis in the north-western part of the Black Sea more than 500 km north from the edge of their native range (the Bosphorus Strait). The possible role of different hydrological factors in a spread of the species range, their perspective influence on the local demersal community and probable vectors of dissemination are discussed.

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Copyright © Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 2013 

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