A small (up to 9 mm x 5 mm), conical or turban-shaped glossy shell of 5-6 whorls. Yellowish or white in colour with reddish-brown or purple streaks that often produce a zigzag pattern. Conspicuous white, calcareous operculum. Lateral lobes of the foot have 3 pairs of tentacles. Neck lobes both fringed.