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Charonia tritonis

Charonia tritonis, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Spiralia
Cladus: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Gastropoda
Subclassis: Orthogastropoda
Superordo: Caenogastropoda
Ordo: Sorbeoconcha
Subordo: Hypsogastropoda
Infraordo: Littorinimorpha
Superfamilia: Laubierinoidea
Familia: Ranellidae
Subfamilia: Cymatiinae
Genus: Charonia
Species: Charonia tritonis


Charonia tritonis, common name Triton's trumpet, is a species of very large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Ranellidae, the tritons.

Also see Charonia or Triton (mollusk).


This species is found throughout the Indo-Pacific oceans.

Human use

The shell is well-known as a decorative object, and is sometimes modified for use as a trumpet (such as the Korena nagak).


* Powell A W B, New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1

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