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Atlantic triton's trumpet
Charonia variegata
(Lamarck, 1816)

The shell has a long conical spire, sharply pointed, and without any knobs. The coloring is variegated in shades ranging from white via cream and yellow to brown. The tentacles are yellow with black bands. The color of the living animal is mottled in shades of yellow to brown.
Size: the shell can reach up to 30 cm.

It lives in the sandy bottoms around reefs. During the day it hides in crevices.
Depth: ranges from 6 m down to 20 m.

Occasional all over the Caribbean.

In most countries it is illegal to bring back these shells from holidays.

Atlantic triton's trumpet (Charonia variegata)