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.
- Aporrhais pespelecani
- Turritella communis
- north-western part of the Black Sea
- global warming
Snigirov, S., Sizo, R., & Sylantyev, S. (2013). Lodgers or tramps? Aporrhais pespelecani and Turritella communis on the north-western Black Sea shelf. Marine Biodiversity Records, 6, [e119]. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1755267213000900