Shell description

The thick shell is external and white in colour, usually with a pear-like shape. The opening is small, but extends the length of the shell. The top of the shell (apex) is sunken. The shell is umbilicated. The shell has a pattern consisting of growth lines. This species is only known from the shell, the length of this varies between 5–5.8 mm.

Animal description

Unknown.

Anatomy

Unknown.

Ecology

Occurs in depths from 180–550 m on sand with clay and coral rubble (Sars 1878, Høisæter 2009).

Geographical distribution

Occurs around Lofoten (Brattegard & Holthe 2001), but there have been reports of specimens from as far south as Risværfjorden (64°59.9 N) (Høisæter 2009). 

References

Brattegard, T. & Holthe, T. 2001. Distribution of marine, benthic macroogranisms in Norway. Research report for DN-2001-3. Directorate for Nature Management.

Høisæter, T. 2009. Distribution of marine, benthic, shell bearing gastropods along the Norwegian coast. Fauna Norvegica 28: 5-106.

Sars, G. O. 1878. Mollusca regionis Arcticae Norvegiae. Oversigt over de i Norges arktiske region forekommende bløddyr. Bidrag til kundskaben om Norges arktiske fauna: 1. Brøgger, Christiania.

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