Charonia tritonis

Scientific name Charonia tritonis
Descriptor Linnaeus
Year of description 1758
IUCN category NE
Family Charoniidae
Genus Charonia
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Charonia tritonis is a salt water mollusc.

Who is it?


  • Size
    45 - 50 cm
  • Mimicry
    rocky bottoms
  • Chromatophores
  • Motif
    horizontal stripes
  • Size
    45 - 50 cm
  • Mimicry
    rocky bottoms
  • Chromatophores
  • Motif
    horizontal stripes

How to recognize Charonia tritonis ?

Charonia tritonis measures between 45 and 50 cm. This mollusc is tricolore with a predominantly marron, blanc and beige body. The also has marron horizontal stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • Sociability
  • Way of living
  • Venomous
  • Diet
    not specified

Charonia tritonis is a mollusc solitary naturally found on the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

Although Charonia tritonis is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction

Charonia tritonis is a mollusc ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

Where to see this species?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    24 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 40 m

Biotope presentation

Charonia tritonis is most often found at a depth between 1m and 40m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Species of the same biotope

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