The Trumpet Triton (Charonia tritonis) is one of the largest shell species found in the Greek seas. It can reach up to 40cm in length. Its scientific name derives from Triton, son of the god of the sea, Poseidon (Neptune). The triton is found in sandy and rocky habitats, down to depths of 50m. It feeds on bivalves and starfish, which it paralyzing them with its saliva. The triton is a protected species, but in many parts of the Greek seas it is being fished illegally, mainly by recreational fishermen.
Trumpet Triton (Charonia tritonis)