Euspira montagui

(Forbes, 1838)

Description (shell):
Shell similar to Euspira pulchella . Spire rather low, with stepped profile and deeply channelled sutures, producing notch between outer lip and last whorl; inner lip crossed by groove passing from umbilicus to aperture (E. montagui-drawing).

Up to 8 x 8.5 mm.

Light fawn coloured, with darker throat; no spiral rows of brown marks.

Resembles that of other Euspira species but is cream, with the posterior edge of the propodium brown.

Sublittoral, on sandy and muddy bottoms; 15-200 m.

A northern species extending down western coasts of British Isles to Mediterranean. More common in north of range (Distr. E. montagui).