WoRMS taxon details

Charonia tritonis (Linnaeus, 1758)

141102  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:141102)

accepted
Species
marine
(ofMurex tritonis Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   
Description Possibly the best known gastropod shell. A distinctive shell, up to 50 cm, with a pointed spire and a large body whorl. ...  
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. Habitat: among shallow coral and sand. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. (Richmond, 1997). [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Charonia tritonis (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=141102 on 2018-08-18
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original description  (ofMurex tritonis Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   

basis of record Beu A.G. (1998). Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM: 19. Indo-West Pacific Ranellidae, Bursidae and Personidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda), a monograph of the New Caledonian fauna and revisions of related taxa. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. 178: 1-255., available online at http://bibliotheques.mnhn.fr/EXPLOITATION/infodoc/ged/viewportalpublished.ashx?eid=IFD_FICJOINT_MNHN_MMNHN_S000_1998_T178_N000_1 [details]   

additional source Spencer, H.G., Marshall, B.A. & Willan, R.C. (2009). Checklist of New Zealand living Mollusca. Pp 196-219. in: Gordon, D.P. (ed.) New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume one. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy  (ofEutritonium tritonis (Linnaeus, 1758)) Dautzenberg, Ph. (1929). Contribution à l'étude de la faune de Madagascar: Mollusca marina testacea. Faune des colonies françaises, III(fasc. 4). Société d'Editions géographiques, maritimes et coloniales: Paris. 321-636, plates IV-VII pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

source of synonymy  (ofMurex tritonis Linnaeus, 1758) Dautzenberg, Ph. (1929). Contribution à l'étude de la faune de Madagascar: Mollusca marina testacea. Faune des colonies françaises, III(fasc. 4). Société d'Editions géographiques, maritimes et coloniales: Paris. 321-636, plates IV-VII pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source  (ofMurex tritonis Linnaeus, 1758) Beu, A. (2010). Catalogue of Tonnoidea. Pers. comm. [details]   

basis of record  (ofSepta tritonia Perry, 1810) Beu, A. (2010). Catalogue of Tonnoidea. Pers. comm. [details]   

basis of record  (ofTriton marmoratum Link, 1807) Beu, A. (2010). Catalogue of Tonnoidea. Pers. comm. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
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. Habitat: among shallow coral and sand. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. (Richmond, 1997). [details]

Spelling Charaonia tritonis in Taylor 1973 [details]
 

LanguageName 
English Triton's trumpet shell  [details]
Italian tritone lucido  [details]
Japanese ホラガイ  [details]