The Chinese softshell turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) is a species of turtle that was
first described by Arend Friedrich August Wiegmann in 1835 as Trionyx ...
The Florida softshell is the largest of the New World softshell turtles (which are all
... Softshell turtles can be very aggressive, and they sometimes bite each other
and turtles of other species spontaneously or when feeding. Turtles ... Fun Facts:.
Humans and softshell turtles have a long history, not usually to the benefit of the
turtles. The various species have been exploited for their meat throughout their ...
Oct 11, 2012 ... While soft-shelled turtles breathe air, they spend the vast majority of their lives in
the water. Even when the pools and lakes they call home dry ...
Learn more about the Spiny softshell turtle - with amazing Spiny softshell turtle
photos and facts on ARKive.
Learn about the biology and behavior of the spiny softshell turtle. ... Fun Fact: The
spiny softshell turtle, in parts of its range, hibernates in the mud for about half ...
Critter Corner - Soft-Shelled Turtle (Apalone spinifera). DID YOU KNOW: The
shell of a soft-shelled turtle is actually thickened skin. The shell can easily be ...
Smooth softshell turtles are medium or large turtles that live in freshwater. They
are called softshell turtles because their back shell is covered by skin, instead of
These differences, as well as the soft-shelled turtles' intelligence and personality,
make them interesting species to keep in captivity. Due to the fact that ...
The softshells truly have soft shells: in fact, their shells are mostly thickened skin.
... vulnerable to injuries from rocks and bites than are other hard-shelled turtles.