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Taken 21-Aug-10
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Keywords:Atlantic Triton, Charonia variegata, Ocean City, Seashell, conch, sea shell, shell
Photo Info

Dimensions6048 x 4032
Original file size12.3 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken22-Aug-10 07:54
Date modified10-Dec-20 12:51
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D3X
Focal length105 mm
Focal length (35mm)105 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.1
Exposure1/250 at f/7.1
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 320
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Atlantic Triton Conch

Atlantic Triton Conch

This beautiful Atlantic Triton conch was photographed on the beach at Ocean City NJ. This shell is used by hermit crabs for protection and as a mobile home.

Atlantic Tritons or Charonia variegata is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Charoniidae, the triton snails, triton shells, or tritons.
This species has a wide distribution and has been found in European waters, the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean along Cape Verde, off the Canary Islands, North West Africa, and Tanzania, in the Caribbean Sea and the , Gulf of Mexico and from North Carolina to eastern Brazil.