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
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
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
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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
Smooth softshell turtles are native to temperate areas of North America, ranging
throughout the central and south-central United States. Their range extends from