Trumpet shell

(Zool.) any species of large marine univalve shells belonging to Triton and allied genera. See Triton, 2.
- Grove.

See also: Trumpet

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Kagaoan said the 13 sacks of seashells consisted of the following: helmet shell, 157 pieces; trumpet shell, four; frog shell, 35; bonnet shell, 10; spider cooch, four; gold lip shell, 44; murex, three; and smooth top shell, 238.
Dr Peter Thomas-Hall, a chemist and technical officer at the Australian Institute of Marine Science in Queensland, is trying a different approach; enlisting the help of a natural predator of COTS--the triton trumpet shell. "Not only does the triton trumpet shell eat the COTS, the COTS are petrified of the triton," Dr Thomas-Hall explains.
The triton trumpet shell was heavily fished on the GBR right up until the 1970s and these carnivorous molluscs are now rare.
Eco groups suggest it is against sustainability practices that support healthy oceans to harvest or take away items such as black coral, Triton trumpet shells and turtle shells.
CEBU CITY -- The Cebu Provincial Anti-Illegal Fishing Task Force (CPAIFTF) confiscated 39 sacks of trumpet shells, locally known as "tambuli," which are considered endangered species.