|Researched by||Frances Peckett & Dr Samantha Garrard||Refereed by||Admin|
|Other common names||-||Synonyms||Nassarius incrassatus (Strøm, 1768)|
Tritia incrassata is a small dog whelk that can grow up to 12 mm high by 6 mm wide. The shell is buff or light tan in colour and often has brown bands at the base of the last whorl. The siphonal canal is short and deep and has a dark brown mark on its roof. The outer lip arises at a 45 degree angle to the last whorl, and in mature individuals, the inner lip is toothed.
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Last Updated: 20/11/2002