Shells of large specimens reach a length of over 50 mm.
RV 0915a. Panama, Pedo Gonzalez Island. Scale bar is 1 cm.
The colour pattern of this species is similar to that of Oliva foxi Stingley, 1984, which is found mainly at Cocos Island, Ecuador. That species, however, remains smaller, has a more elevated spire and is less cylindrical in shape.