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Description (shell):
Shell is smooth, minute, consisting largely of a shallow last whorl, and completely covering the body of the animal. Surface with faint concentric growth lines.

Up to 2 mm long.

Reddish-brown to purple.

Upper shore, in barnacle tests and among short, dense weeds such as Lichina pygmaea .

Predominantly southern in distribution. Perhaps locally common, but inconspicuous (Distr. O. ovata).

Otina ovata