The accepted name for this species is currently, Tropidomya abbreviata (Forbes, 1843)
Brittle shell up to 1cm in length. The shell is white or cream in colour but is often translucent. The surface is covered with a brown periostracum? The inside of the shell is white. The surface is sculptured with concentric lines.
- Very much shortened spout
- Surface scupltured with faint concentric lines
Burrows in sandy mud. The species is carnivorous and feeds by sucking in food with an adapted muscular gill. It probably feeds mainly on dead crustaceans.
The map provided here shows the distribution of the species based on Conchological Society data.