can anyone identify this gastropod species?

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can anyone identify this gastropod species?
« on: 23/03/2012 14:41:06 »
It belongs to gastropod class and has a height of 31 cm with width of 9.7 cm. Can anyone identify what species is this? Thank You!  :)

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Re: can anyone identify this gastropod species?
« Reply #1 on: 23/03/2012 15:57:07 »
One of the forms of conch?
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Re: can anyone identify this gastropod species?
« Reply #2 on: 23/03/2012 16:40:56 »
« Last Edit: 08/04/2012 19:23:51 by RD »

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Re: can anyone identify this gastropod species?
« Reply #3 on: 23/03/2012 17:10:30 »
Triton ?


charonia tritonis variegata ?

Agreed. Which species will rather depend on where you found this shell. If from the Indian/Pacific, then it will be Charonia tritonis, if from the Atlantic, then it will be the slightly smaller species RD suggested, Charonia variegata .

These gastropods are one of the few predators of the infamous Crown of Thorns starfish which cause devestation to coral reefs. Australia attempted to have these gastropods listed on the CITES register, but, alas, failed.
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