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(de Blainville, 1825)

Description (shell):
Shell similar to Euspira pulchella but with distinct, slightly channelled sutures. Outer lip arises tangential to last whorl, initially slightly concave; umbilicus elongate, partially occluded by inner lip, which is narrowed by groove passing into umbilicus, but not interrupted as in Euspira montagui (E. fusca-drawing).

Size:
Up to 25 x 20 mm.

Colour:
Periostracum often retained over large part of shell, which is chestnut-brown.

Animal:
Body as in Euspira pulchella ; anterior margin of propodium rounded.

Habitat:
Sublittoral, on muddy sand to 165 m.

Distribution:
Not common. Distributed from Mediterranean to western Channel, west coasts of Ireland and Scotland (Distr. E. fusca).

Euspira fusca