The Chinese softshell turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) is a species of turtle that was
first described by Arend Friedrich August Wiegmann in 1835 as Trionyx ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
These differences, as well as the soft-shelled turtles' intelligence and personality,
make them interesting species to keep in captivity. Due to the fact that ...
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
The softshells truly have soft shells: in fact, their shells are mostly thickened skin.
... vulnerable to injuries from rocks and bites than are other hard-shelled turtles.
(Apalone Spinifera) What is the spiny softshell's shell made of? Unlike most
turtles, who have hard, bony shells, the spiny softshell has a leathery shell
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
Here are some interesting facts about this species: It is the only species of soft-
shelled turtle found in Canada. They tend to be ...