Anterior nectophore with 5 complete ridges; the pair of laterals being sharply recurved ventrad at their bases. Nectosac extends to three quarters the height of the nectophore, and the shallow hydroecium almost reaches the apex. The somatocyst is swollen in its basal two thirds, and the canal above may have short side branches. Posterior nectophore also with 5 ridges, but on each side the laterals and ventrals unite close to the apex. Basally the laterals end in distinct teeth. The hydroecium extends the entire height of the nectophore, and has small, pointed flaps. The long somatocyst is a simple canal. The eudoxid stage has not been described.
Margulis (1988) transferred this species into the genus Chuniphyes, possibly based on Totton's (1954) statement that there was an obvious relationship between the two genera. However, Totton (1954) then noted the clear differences between the genera and retained, as is followed here, the genus Crystallophyes.