Seminella peasei (von Martens & Langkavel, 1871)
Columbella (Seminella) peasei von Martens & Langkavel, 1871: 23, pl. 1 fig. 17. nomen nov. for Cythara varia Pease, 1860.
Columbella peasei v. Martens, 1871. Hervier, 1899: 368-371.
Seminella peasei (von Martens & Langkavel, 1871). Cotton, 1957: 2; Sleurs, 1987: 50-53, fig. 11, pl. B fig. 3, pl. D fig. 11; Drivas & Jay 1990: 190-191, figs 47a-h; 1997b: 36, fig. 34.
Zafra (Seminella) peasei (von Martens & Langkavel, 1871). Okutani (ed.), 2000: 437, pl. 217 fig. 69.
This is one of the more common columbellid species in the Indo-Pacific. The shell is glossy, narrowly biconic, strongly axially ribbed, with faint spiral scratches between the axial ribs over the entire shell. Shells in this species are 3 to 4 mm long at maturity with about 3.5 teleoconch whorls. There is a deep subsutural groove crossing the axial ribs that creates a line of beads below the suture. Colour and pattern are highly variable. The aperture edge is thickened in the middle and denticulate, and the protoconch is white, 3.5 to 3.75 whorls, with a strong midline spiral thread and axial threads. The columella has a weak spiral groove.
The material collected by the expedition included over 80 dry shells from six stations. They tended to be found a little deeper than most species, and most were found by sieving from 3 to 20 m depth.