Diaphana minuta

Brown, 1827

Shell is fragile and delicate. Up to 5 whorls in all. Spire is usually flattened.

Shell is translucent white.

The body may reach 8 mm in overall length and is white with a tinge of amber. The cephalic disc is produced laterally to form a flattened tentacular processes. The propodium is dilated antero-laterally so as to form a pair of wing-like tentacular processes. The metapodium is forked posteriorly. The diet is unknown (D. minuta-drawing).

The animal burrows is sand, from LWST down to 350 m.

From Greenland to New England and from Iceland and the Arctic Sea to the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands (Distr. D. minuta).