(A. Adams & Angas, 1864)
Description: Shell semitransparent, tall and slender, spire convex, whorls convex,
suture deeply channeled, aperture between one-third and one-half of
total shell length. Outer
lip thin, smooth inside and outside. Posterior
canal deep, forming the channeled suture. Anterior canal short and wide.
Columella smooth above, with a strong
bifid plait at bottom. Fasciolar
band calloused, below a spiral edge commencing adjacent
to centre of aperture. In mature shells, an additional layer of callus
is applied on the body whorl parallel to the inner lip of aperture, this
overlaying the callus on bottom quarter of body whorl.
Up to 15 mm in length, usually less than 8 mm.
Distribution: Endemic to
Occurs commonly in beach drift, and down to 100 metres.
Copyright Des Beechey 2000