Size from 30 to 260 mm in length, carnivorous, large species light in weigh with long canal and small species are corpulent with short canal. Shell texture varied throughout family, with strong axial fold and spiral ribs. The operculum is corneous with nucleus apical near the margin. Distributed in shallow subtidal, sublittoral and down to continental slope.
Genus: Aeneator Finlay, 1926
Species: Aeneator comptus Finlay, 1924
Shell length 60-64 mm, width 20 mm, sculpture of strong vertical axial folds
Aeneator (Aeneator) comptus Finlay, 1924
Aeneator comptus Finlay, 1924- [Powell (1979): 202 ; Abbott and Dance (1982): 168; Morley et al. (2006): 31].
This taxon has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List. Endemic species from New Zealand.