Shell relatively solid and slender with conical shape and smooth surface. Apex heterostrophic. Columella with a very well marked tooth; smaller teeth present in the inside part of the outer lip. Some specimens may be somewhat umbilicate.
colorless, except for yellowish, sometimes brownish, spiral bands.
common size :
A distinctive feature for an easy determination of this species are the yellow-brown bands, making it very distinct from most Mediterranean pyramidellids. The presence of a strong tooth makes it identifiable with certainty. This species is similar to Tiberia minuscula (Monterosato, 1880) for a number of characters, like size, general shape of the shell, teeth inside the outer lip and color, but differs for the presence of the relevant tooth on the columella.
BIOLOGY / ECOLOGY
Pyramidellidae are ectoparasites, mainly of sedentary polychaetes and molluscs.
among detritus at the margin of a Posidonia oceanica beds at depth of 9 m (Tringali and Villa, 1990: southern Turkey). Dredged at 22 m in Haifa Bay (Bogi and Galil, 1999).