Shell small, with conical protoconch of 3-4 flat whorls with very fine axial striae, oblique to the axis, and 4-4.5 rounded teleoconch whorls which form a loose, disjunct spire. Sculpture of widely spaced, ragged axial lamellae. Aperture rounded, bordered by the last formed lamella.
white, except protoconch which is reddish brown.
common size :
Mediterranean specimens up to 8 mm.
The uncoiled spire is unique among European shallow water epitoniids.
BIOLOGY / ECOLOGY
All Epitoniids are obligate associates to Anthozoans, but the particular host of this species is not known. The larvae are planktotrophic.