Atlantic Triton (Charonia Variegata)

Latin name: Charonia variegata
Common name: Atlantic triton
Other names: Atlantic triton
Class: Gastropoda
Family: Ranellidae
Genus: Charonia

Habitat: Sandy bottoms around reefs.

Diet: Carnivore.

Mythology & fable: The triton shell got his name from the Greek god Triton, son of Poseidon and Amphitrite. This sea-god is said to make the roar of the ocean by blowing through his shell.

Protected under EU law and Gibraltar's Nature Protection Ordinance.