Shell short (1.7-1.9mm) and barrel-shaped with the penultimate whorl often slightly wider than the body whorl. Mouth edge thin, not strongly reflected: a slight transverse thickening just behind the lip. Aperture with 5 - 6 teeth; 2 parietal, 1 - 2 columellar, 2 palatal. Shell pale brown with very fine regular striations.
Found in damp places such as damp woods, marshes, lake margins, flushes and dune slacks. Generally intolerant of human disturbance.