Ovatella denticulata


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.

Up to 6 mm long.

Glossy white.

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

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.