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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCharonia tritonis (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 141102

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGastropoda (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaenogastropoda (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLittorinimorpha (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTonnoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRanellidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCymatiinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCharonia (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCharonia Gistl, 1847
Synonymised
names
  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEutritonium tritonis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMurex tritonis Linnaeus, 1758
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSepta tritonia Perry, 1810 (synonym)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTriton marmoratum Link, 1807 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTriton umbricata W. H. D. Adams, 1868
Sources  basis of record Beu A.G. 1998. 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 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTriton's trumpet shell  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortritone lucido  [details]
Direct child
taxa (1)

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Subspecies Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCharonia tritonis variegata Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCharonia variegata (Lamarck, 1816)
Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (27 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpelling Charaonia tritonis in Taylor 1973 [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:141102
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
2009-12-09 10:09:32Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). Charonia tritonis (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=141102 on 2014-08-22
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