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(da Costa, 1778)

Description (shell):
Shell similar to Euspira pulchella. Spire more elevated, with stepped profile and well-defined sutures. Outer lip arises almost at right angles to last whorl; umbilicus deep, round, occlusion by inner lip very slight (E. catena-drawing).

Size:
Up to 30 x 30 mm.

Colour:
Buff, lighter basally and on inner lip, with subsutural row of reddish-brown marks (E. catena). Younger shells may have additional, but very faint rows of marks on last whorl.

Animal:
As in Euspira pulchella .

Habitat:
On sand; LWST to 125 m.

Distribution:
Distributed from Mediterranean to Skagerrak (Distr. E. catena).

Euspira catena