The Florida softshell turtle (Apalone ferox) is a species of softshell turtle native to
the Southeastern United States. Contents. [hide]. 1 Geographic range; 2 ...
The Florida softshell is the largest of the New World softshell turtles (which are all
believed to have originated in the Old World) and has the most Old World ...
The hatchling Florida softshell turtle is an attractive species and a beautiful
addition to a home aquarium. They are strong swimmers and thus do well in
This turtle does bask, so a basking spot will need to be provided. They prefer
deep, soft-bottomed habitats, with a lot of vegetation. A shelf that is submerged
Florida has approved strong conservation measures for freshwater turtles.
Concerned ... Softshell turtles may not be taken from the wild from May 1 to July
Florida Softshell : The Florida Softshell Turtle is one of the largest freshwater
turtles in North America, and the largest of the Apalone genus. It has a dark
Population: Apalone ferox is considered common to very common throughout
most of Florida (Meylan and Moler 2006). Localized population declines have ...
Oct 29, 2008 ... They're hoping to catch as many as 40 soft-shell turtles on their trot lines - the
maximum allowed under a Florida interim rule that took effect last ...
Dec 31, 2011 ... The animal shown here is a Florida softshell Apalone ferox that I photographed in
captivity earlier in 2011. Turtles of many kinds look odd when ...
Alternate name: Florida Softshell Turtle. Family: Trionychidae, Softshell Turtles
view all from this family. Description Dark brown to olive green, leathery carapace