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The Florida softshell turtle (Apalone ferox) is a species of softshell turtle native to the Southeastern United States. Contents. [hide]. 1 Geographic range; 2 ...

Florida Soft-shelled Turtle - National Zoo| FONZ


The Florida softshell is the largest of the New World softshell turtles (which are all believed to have originated in the Old World) and has the most Old World ...

Florida Softshell Turtle - Reptiles Magazine


The hatchling Florida softshell turtle is an attractive species and a beautiful addition to a home aquarium. They are strong swimmers and thus do well in deeper ...

Care Sheet - Florida Softshell - Austin's Turtle Page


This turtle does bask, so a basking spot will need to be provided. They prefer deep, soft-bottomed habitats, with a lot of vegetation. A shelf that is submerged just ...

Apalone ferox (Florida Softshell Turtle) - IUCN Red List


Population: Apalone ferox is considered common to very common throughout most of Florida (Meylan and Moler 2006). Localized population declines have ...

The Florida Softshell: A Unique Florida Turtle - Lake Jackson ...


unequivocally: “the Florida softshell.” The Florida softshell turtle (Apalone ferox) is a large freshwater turtle with a relatively flat, leathery shell and a distinctive.

CTTC - Soft-shell turtles, Apalone sp. by C. Dee Dillon


The Florida soft-shell, Apalone ferox, resides in South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and of course Florida. The smooth soft-shell turtle, Apalone mutica, can be ...

Freshwater Turtles - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation ...


Florida has approved strong conservation measures for freshwater turtles. Concerned ... Softshell turtles may not be taken from the wild from May 1 to July 31.

New Florida rule limits fishing of soft-shell turtles | Environment | The ...


Oct 29, 2008 ... New Florida rule limits fishing of soft-shell turtles. Rule adopted to slow down catches while wildlife officials work on a plan for the state's native ...

Florida Softshell (Apalone ferox) - FactSheet


(Florida Softshell) Reptiles-Turtles Native Transplant. Collection Information Available Collection Info Interactive Point Maps Point Map FactSheet Available ...

About Florida Softshell Turtles
Florida softshell turtles have shells that are tan or dark brown on top and white or cream colored underneath, according to Lakejacksonturtles.org. Hatchlings of Florida softshell turtles are a dark brown olive color with large circular dark spots. The... More »
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Species Profile: Florida Softshell (Apalone ferox) | SREL Herpetology


Description: Like other softshells, the Florida softshell turtle (Apalone ferox) is a large, flat turtle with skin covering its shell (resembling a pancake). It is the ...

ADW: Apalone ferox: INFORMATION


Florida softshell turtles are highly aquatic and are found in freshwater ponds, lakes, swamps, marshes, and sometimes drainage ditches. They are generally ...

Florida Softshell | Apalone ferox | Reptile - North American Wildlife


Florida Softshell : The Florida Softshell Turtle is one of the largest freshwater turtles in North America, and the largest of the Apalone genus. It has a dark brown ...