Tall, loosely coiled, turreted shell, up to 130mm high. Apex blunt, next few whorls tend to be columnar, last adult whorls rounded, 7-8 in all. Shell lightweight. Sculpture of numerous shallow cords with growth lines. Shell whitish, with a yellowish green periostracum which may be rubbed off. Mouth D shaped, the siphonal canal barely present. The adult outer lip may be slightly flared, the inner lip is covered by a thin callus. Narrow and broad forms exist.
- Columnar apical whorls
- Corded sculpture
- Yellowish green periostracum
Lives on muddy bottoms.
The map provided here shows the distribution of the species based on Conchological Society data.