Zafra brevissima (Hervier, 1899)
Columbella brevissima Hervier, 1899: 372-373, pl. 14 fig. 10.
Zafra brevissima (Hervier, 1900). Sleurs, 1987: 48-50, text figs 9-10, pl. c fig. 5, pl. D fig. 5.
This species of Zafra is somewhat unusual in that it has spiral cords in addition to the axial ribs, giving the axial ribs a beaded appearance where the cords cross. The shell has oblique narrow spiral bands of alternating brown and white, and a deep subsutural spiral groove. The labial edge is regularly denticulate. Adults are 2.5 to 3 mm long, with 3 to 3.5 teleoconch whorls. The protoconch is brown, with a strong midline spiral thread and about 3.25 whorls.
This species is also found infrequently. The expedition collected five shells from stations 30 and 44, where they were taken at 3 to 6 m depth.