The genus Rissopsetia Dell, 1956 (type species R. maoria Dell, 1956, by orginal designation) is recorded for the first time from the West Indies. An hitherto undescribed species was found in beach-sand from two widely apart localities in the Caribbean Sea. The genus is characterized by small to minute shells, which are thin, sculptured with axial ribs and many spiral lirae. The protoconch is heterostrophic and immersed. Aperture with complete peristome.