Shell small, fusiform, with 6-7 whorls. Protoconch with three smooth whorls. Teleoconch with strong, smooth, slightly flexuous axial ribs, fainting on basal part of body whorl and replaced there by flat, crowded spiral threads. Aperture elongated, with outer lip thickened inside, abapically with a sinus and with the remainder bearing 4-5 denticles on a ridge. Columella straight with a series of tiny knobs aligned on a ridge. Siphonal canal quite deeply incised.
pale tan with a darker spiral band along the whorls, another band around basal part of body whorl with a few flames spurring down towards the canal. Ribs whitish.
common size :
3.5 x 1.6 mm.
See Zafra savignyi.
BIOLOGY / ECOLOGY