The smooth softshell turtle (Apalone mutica) is a species of softshell turtle of the
family Trionychidae. The species is endemic to North America.
The smooth softshell turtle inhabits large rivers of the central United States,
preferring large unpolluted rivers with sandy substrate. The midland smooth
The smooth soft-shelled turtle (Apalone mutica ssp.) has two subspecies (A. m.
mutica and A. m. calvata), and just as the name states, it has no spines, bumps or
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
No, there is also a smooth softshell turtle. The major difference is that the spiny
softshell has ridges on the front edge of the carapace (upper shell), whereas the
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Smooth Softshells make very good community turtles. They love to bury in sand
with just their head exposed waiting to surprise a fish. They're excellent ...
Humans and softshell turtles have a long history, not usually to the benefit of the
... Florida softshell (Apalone ferox) and the smooth softshell (Apalone mutica).
Smooth softshell turtles are native to temperate areas of North America, ranging
throughout the central and south-central United States. Their range extends from
Compared to other turtle species, the smooth softshell turtles are large. The
carapaces of the females grow up to 14 inches in length. The male Smooth