- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Mollusca
- Class: Gastropoda
- Subclass: Vetigastropoda
- Superfamily: Trochoidea
- Family: Margaritidae
- Scientific name: Margarites groenlandicus
- Norwegian: -
The conical, slightly depressed shell has five or six whorls. The sculpture varies, usually there are distinct spiral ridges running along the whorls. Smooth shells appears as well, but this variant is more common on Greenland. This top shell comes in a variety of colors: cream, pale tan, pale orange or pink. The broad-footed animal has seven pairs of tentacles. The length of the shell is usually less than 8 mm, but some sources claim it can reach 2,5 cm.
The Greenland margarite can be found under stones, on seaweed from the tidal zone and down to 75 meters.
This is a northern species found in the Arctic, along the coasts of Norway and north-west coasts of the British Isles.