Size: Up to 13mm high; 5mm broad Shape: Relatively tall shell with the last whorl making up about two thirds of the total shell height. Has a short but wide siphonal canal and broad anal siphon. Colour: Yellowish brown with dark brown spirals. Normally these are numerous and narrow but sometimes there is a broad band on the last whorl. Sculpture: Last whorl has a varix and 8-9 other costae with the spaces between filled with strap shaped spiral ridges. Animal: White with opaque white spots. There are two cephalic tentacles with an eye at the base of each. No operculum on foot.
LIves on sand or clay bottoms from 5 to 150m depth.
Occassional occurrences all around the UK.