Has a large foot and can move very rapidly. The shell is variable, but generally is tall with a long aperture. There is no operculum, and the foot is grey to brown, flecked with purple and orange.
On all soft substrates from open oceanic beaches to muddy inlets and harbours.
It preys on bivalves which it kills by smothering them with it’s large foot.
It lays round, thin shelled eggs on empty shells and stones.
Very sought after shell by collectors.
Seashells of the World: A Golden Nature Guide NZ Coastal Marine Invertebrates; Vol 1