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
They are the spiny softshell (Apalone spinifera), which is divided into seven
subspecies; the smooth softshell (A. mutica), which is divided into two subspecies
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
Descriptions and articles about the Smooth Softshell Turtle, scientifically known
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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
Smooth Softshells make very good community turtles. They love to bury in sand
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Though they may bury in the sand, they are quick, alert, and many are graceful
swimmers. A big display tank with Spiny, Smooth, or Florida Soft-shelled turtles is
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