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G B Sowerby I, 1833
Shell: small to moderately small, thin, elliptical to sub cylidrical, ranging from 15-28mm.
Spire to very low, about 0%-13% of shell height.
Shoulder angled, sub sutural ramp incised with fine radial lines. Sculpture: smooth with weak spiral ribs towards the siphonal canal.
Aperture wide at the base becoming narrower at the shoulder.
Exterior base colour pink to mauve, with white, tan or brown clouds, flames or blotches often forming 3 radial bands, overlaid with spiral rows of alternating brown and white dots and dashes. Aperture pale mauve, outer patterns showing through.