Conical shell up to 12mm in height with seven to eight whorls. The colour is white marked with brown and purple spots. Shell surface is sculptured with 5 to 6 spiral ridges which are broken into granulations by numerous oblique lines. The animal possesses three pairs of epipodal tentacles.
- Conical shell with flat sides and a pointed apex
- Breadth approximately equal to height
- Shells spiral ridges are crossed by transverse ridges giving a reticulated pattern
Lives on stoney or gravelly bottoms.
Occurs from northern Norway south to the Iberian Peninsula and into the Mediterranean.