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(Montagu)

Description:
Shell rather solid, glossy, slender fusiform, with six or seven whorls, the last whorl comprising about two-thirds of the total shell height. Surface is smooth, with no visible sculpture. Aperture is elongate oval; outer lip is thin, slightly flared abapically; inner lip is thickened, with two strong folds on columella, projecting into the aperture as well marked teeth.

Size:
Up to 6 mm long.

Colour:
Glossy white.

Habitat:
Upper shore, in crevices and among seaweeds, particularly on sheltered estuarine shores.

Distribution:
Reported from scattered localities around southern half of Britain and on all Irish coasts. May be locally common, but seems to be absent from the North Sea.

Ovatella denticulata