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Family Ranellidae

HAWAII

Charonia tritonis

Kure Atoll, NWHI, 40 feet

 

Moon Beach, Okinawa, 15 feet

Feeding upon Crown-of-thorns, Lana'i

TRITON'S TRUMPET

Uncommon on ledges and walls at scuba depths.  Feeds upon sea stars.  Tip of spire removed to create trumpet known as Pu.  Attains 16 inches.  Hawaii, Indo-West Pacific, Galapagos.