Project Description

This Oregon triton (Fusitriton oregonensis) has laid its eggs nestled among some plumose anemones, with a very curious decorated warbonnet peeking out from its hiding place.  A distinctive feature of the Oregon triton is its bristly shell surface.  The Oregon Triton is the largest intertidal snail on the west coast reaching a shell length of six inches (15 cm).  Its range includes Japan as well as northern Alaska to northern Mexico.