Facts About Soft-Shelled Turtles
The spiny soft-shell turtle is one of the largest turtles in North America, inhabiting cool rivers, brackish water or tropical areas around the world. It has a smooth, rounded carapace rimmed with pliable, cone-shaped spines and a long, round snout that...
The light and flexible shell of these turtles allows them to move more easily in
open water, or in muddy lake bottoms. Having a soft shell also allows them to ...
Humans and softshell turtles have a long history, not usually to the benefit of the
turtles. The various species have been exploited for their meat throughout their ...
Learn about the biology and behavior of the spiny softshell turtle. ... Fun Fact: The
spiny softshell turtle, in parts of its range, hibernates in the mud for about half ...
With its prominent, tube-like snout and incredibly flattened shell, the Ganges soft-
shelled turtle is a very peculiar-looking freshwater reptile. It is these odd ...
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
Oct 11, 2012 ... While soft-shelled turtles breathe air, they spend the vast majority of their lives in
the water. Even when the pools and lakes they call home dry ...
The most common in the pet trade and captivity are the smooth softshell ... The
softshells truly have soft shells: in fact, their shells are mostly thickened skin.
Soft-shelled turtles make great display animals. Though they may bury in the
sand, they are quick, alert, and many are graceful swimmers. A big display tank
Critter Corner - Soft-Shelled Turtle (Apalone spinifera). DID YOU KNOW: The
shell of a soft-shelled turtle is actually thickened skin. The shell can easily be ...