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Triton's Trumpet, Giant Triton

Charonia tritonis

Description:

"Possibly the best known gastropod shell. A distinctive shell, up to 50 cm, with a pointed spire and a large body whorl. Exterior creamy with darker brown dashes and chevrons. Aperture large, orange, and with banded lip. Feeds on echinoderms, especially the crown-of-thorns starfish." Source: http://eol.org/pages/403845/details

Habitat:

Shallow coral reefs and sand

Notes:

First time to see one live. Unfortunately this snail already retreated to its shell, with its operculum tightly shut as the first diver to see it picked it up. Large, about 40 cm. Spotted at a depth of 5.5 m. Halo Anilao Diver Resort house reef, Batangas, Philippines

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2 Comments

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 8 years ago

Thank you Ali. :-)

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

beautiful!!

Eric Noora
Spotted by
Eric Noora

Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 27, 2012
Submitted on Feb 28, 2013

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