Pear Triton

Cymatium Pyrum - The Pear Triton

Pear Triton
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Superfamily: Tonnoidea
Family: Ranellidae

Subfamily: Cymatiinae
Genus: Ranularia
Species: R. Pyrum
Scientific Name: 

Ranularia or Cymatium Pyrum

The Pear Triton Shell is a marine gastropod. Found in Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Indo-Pacific, the Pear Triton is not a common shell. It has a long siphonal canal and is a brilliant rust red in color. It has short stubby knobs and ribbed mouth. The Pear Triton commonly only reaches about 3" in length.

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