Oregon Hairy Triton


Fine art illustration of a California Cone. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.

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Oregon Hairy Triton
Oregon Hairy Triton line art illustration (click image to enlarge)
Oregon Hairy Triton
Oregon Hairy Triton full color illustration (click image to enlarge)

Price: $14.95

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Oregon Hairy Triton Art Print

  • Signed & numbered limited edition
  • Printed on acid-free archival paper
  • Available in 8"x10" or 11"x14"
  • Choose either B&W or Color
  • Affordable quality wildlife artwork
  • Item ships within 1-2 days

A high res digital version of this image may be purchased and downloaded. The artwork may also be licensed for commercial use such as advertising, packaging, displays and other printed materials.

  • Class: Gastropoda
  • Order: Buccinoidea
  • Family: Ranellidae
  • Genus: Fusitriton
  • Species: F. oregonensis

Artist's notes:

The Oregon Hairy Triton was completed on 6.2.2012. Normally, I can't say this type of mollusk - one not particularly outstanding or beautiful - would strike my interested enough to draw it. But the Oregon Hairy Triton is the official state shell of Oregon. But as I drew this gastropod, I realized it was indeed a lovely and extremely complex animal that translated well onto paper.

Information about the Oregon Hairy Triton:

The Oregon Hairy Triton is a member of the Gastropoda family, which are marine mollusks. It is a large predatory snail. It can be found along the coastline from Alaska, all the way down the Pacific Coast to California. They are also found on the other side of the ocean in Northern Japan. While not much is really know about the feeding habit of these snails, it is believed they prey on other mollusks and perhaps even sea urchins. Despite the common name, they are not hairy, but instead are covered with periostracum, which is a thin organic coating or "skin" which is the outermost layer of the shell. The name was given to honor the Oregon Territory by conchologist John Howard Redfield in 1846. Many decades later this gastropod was named the official state shell of Oregon.

Oregon Hairy Triton Decal

Oregon Hairy Triton Art decal
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  • Available in sizes from 6" up to 60"
  • Made of tough, tear resistant, silk-like cloth
  • Re-usable and repositionable
  • Will not leave a mark or damage walls

Oregon Hairy Triton Art T-Shirt $29.95

Oregon Hairy Triton Art T-Shirt
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  • 100% cotton
  • Hanes Authentic
  • Preshrunk and durable

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