Atlantic Triton Snail
Length (mm): 250-380
This shell has 8-9 shell whorls with defined suture regions joining each whorl. It has a tall spire leading to a blunted apex. The shell is sculpted by wide spiral ribs that are seperated by a groove. The grooves are typically brown, while the ribs are colored with an alternating pattern of tan/white and dark brown. The inner aperture has a series of white folds seperated by a dark brown stain.
Florida to the Caribbean Sea
1 to 384 meters
This shell is also sometimes called the Trumpet Shell.
MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Charonia variegata (Lamarck, 1816). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=181006 on 2021-06-23