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
Range: Smooth softshells are found in the Mississippi River drainage and its ...
Maintaining good water quality is key to maintaining healthy softshell turtles.
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
They are the spiny softshell (Apalone spinifera), which is divided into seven
subspecies; the smooth softshell (A. mutica), which is divided into two subspecies
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
Range Description: Apalone mutica inhabits the greater Mississippi basin from
Louisiana up to North Dakota, Minnesota and western Pennsylvania, as well as ...
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 ...
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Descriptions and articles about the Smooth Softshell Turtle, scientifically known
as Apalone mutica in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Distribut...