About Florida Softshell Turtles
Florida softshell turtles have shells that are tan or dark brown on top and white or cream colored underneath, according to Lakejacksonturtles.org. Hatchlings of Florida softshell turtles are a dark brown olive color with large circular dark spots. The...
The Florida softshell turtle typically has a dark brown to olive green, leathery
carapace with a white or cream-colored underside, which visually conceals
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 ...
Description: Like other softshells, the Florida softshell turtle (Apalone ferox) is a
large, flat turtle with skin covering its shell (resembling a pancake). It is the ...
Habitat: The Florida softshell is likely to be found in large sinkhole ponds, large ...
The hatchling Florida softshell turtle is an attractive species and a beautiful ...
The Florida soft-shell, Apalone ferox, resides in South Carolina, Alabama,
Georgia and of course Florida. The smooth soft-shell turtle, Apalone mutica, can
Florida softshell turtles are highly aquatic and are found in freshwater ponds,
lakes, swamps, marshes, and sometimes drainage ditches. They are generally ...
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 Softshell Turtle Apalone ferox. Turtles are ancient shelled reptiles that
have existed for 220 million years. Florida has more species of turtle than other ...
Population: Apalone ferox is considered common to very common throughout
most of Florida (Meylan and Moler 2006). Localized population declines have ...