Conical shell up to 4mm in length. Tends to be relatively tall compared with similar species (up to 2.5mm in height). The outside is white or grey-brown in colour and the inside white and shiney. Surface sculptured with fine radial and concentric ridges. The animal does not possess eyes.
- Backwardly tilted apex
- Small internal septum
Lives on hard stoney bottoms probably feeding on detritus.
From Norway south to the Azores and Mediterranean but absent from the English Channel and most of the North Sea.