Giant Triton (Charonia tritonis)

Also known as Atlantic Trumpet Triton, Horn-of-Triton, Triton Shell, Triton Trumpet, Triton Trumpet Seashell, Triton Trumpet Snail, Triton's Trumpet, Trumpet Shell, Trumpet Triton, Variegata Atlantic Trumpet Triton, Variegated Triton

Description

Also known as Atlantic Trumpet Triton, Horn-of-Triton, Triton Shell, Triton Trumpet, Triton Trumpet Seashell, Triton Trumpet Snail, Triton's Trumpet, Trumpet Shell, Trumpet Triton, Variegata Atlantic Trumpet Triton, Variegated Triton.

Found singly on coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on other sea snails and sea stars including the crown-of-thorns sea star!
Length - 45cm
Depth - 5-30m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

The saliva of this sea snail contains sulphuric acid and is able to dissolve the calcareous bodies of sea urchins. Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charonia_tritonis

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