Description: Shell moderately light in weight, whorls strongly shouldered, spire low. Axial sculpture of strong ribs, spiked on the shoulder, about 12-16 on the body whorl, with 3-7 finer axials between; major axials sometimes nodulose. Spiral sculpture of low, broad ribs, stronger towards the base. Outer lip with varix, thickened internally, with about 20 denticles. Posterior canal a well defined groove. Columellar callus expanding onto body whorl, aperture denticulate along its whole length with about 15 elongate denticles, not reaching edge. Anterior canal upturned. Background colour off-white, with three or four spiral fawn bands, one at shoulder, one at base and two between, with corresponding dark brown patches on the varix; outer lip and columellar callus white, interior of columella with dark red-brown central zone.
Up to 38 mm in length.
Known from only a few specimens from
Known from 75-244 metres. Rare.
delecta Garrard, 1961
The anatomy of this species is described by Beu (1976).
figured specimen is the holotype of Pulchroniscia
delecta Garrard, 1961, from 75 fathoms (137 m) off