Aporrhais pespelecani (Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms: Chenopus pespelecani Philippi, 1836.
Common names: Engl: Common pelican foot; Georg: Moluski aporaisi; Russ: Pelicanya noga; Turk: Pelikan ayagi.
Order (Scientific): PROSOBRANCHIATA.
Family (Scientific): APORRHAIDAE.
Taxonomic description: Shell fusiform, opercule eliptic, labrum has three long furca, tours orne.
Black Sea Regional level: VU
Subregion level: VU
Habitat, Critical habitat, Limiting factors: Sandy and muddy deeps, infralittoral and circalittoral part of the sea. Infralittoral part of the Black Sea between 15-50 metres. Sand drendging from the sea, trawling, mussel dredging.
Biology: This species lives in sandy bottoms, digging into the sand.
Population trends: No data on population trends.
Threats: Sand dredging and trawling.
Conservation measures taken: No conservation measures have taken yet.
Conservation measures proposed: Sand dredging should be banned in the Black Sea as this method is very destructive for the bottom fauna.
Compiled by: B.Öztürk, A.Komakhidze.