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Pictured center. Triton’s Trumpet is a marine gastropod mollusk that is one of the largest mollusks in Hawaiian waters, reaching a maximum length of 20 inches (50 cm). Hunting at night, they feed on starfish and urchins. Called Pu’ole in Hawaiian, it was and is used anciently and today as a trumpet before ceremonial occasions. The name for this shell comes from the Greek god Triton, who was the messenger of the sea and was often depicted blowing a shell horn to calm or raise the waves.