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

  • Sergey Snigirov (a1), Roman Sizo (a2) and Sergiy Sylantyev (a3) (a4)
Abstract

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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Correspondence should be addressed to: S. Sylantyev, DCEE, Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, WC1N 3BG, UK email: s.sylantyev@ucl.ac.uk
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