Shell size to 13 mm; shell slender, cylindrical, with glossy surface. Columella with numerous folds. Suture finely impressed. Color whitish, sometimes finely speckled with light-brown. Apex sometimes bluish or black. Protoconch "telescoping" into teleoconch. This species resembles Olivella prefloralia Olson & Harbison, 1953 (see Lee, 2009.) Relatively common in sheltered areas.