Herpetopoma benthicola is a species of marine gastropod mollusc in the family Trochidae, the top shells.
This top shell is endemic
to the North Island
of New Zealand
, including the Three Kings Islands
This species is commonly found at depths of about 90 m
The shell is small, solid, keeled near the lower suture
, with a tall conical spire
, and fenestrate sculpture
of a few strong spiral cords, crossed by crisp lamellate axials.
Coloration is creamy-white.
The maximum shell height is 3.5 mm, and width 3 mm.