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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_softshell_turtle

The Florida softshell turtle (Apalone ferox) is a species of softshell turtle native to the Southeastern United States. Contents. [hide]. 1 Geographic range; 2 Description; 3 Behavior; 4 Ecology; 5 References; 6 Further reading; 7 External links. Geographic range[edit]. A. ferox is found primarily in the state of Florida, but it also ...

srelherp.uga.edu/turtles/apafer.htm

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 bulkiest of the softshell turtles but inhabits the smallest range. It varies in size with males measuring from 6-12 inches (15-30 cm) and females measuring double that at ...

www.reptilesmagazine.com/Turtle-Tortoise-Species/Florida-Softshell-Turtle

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 water habitats. However, Florida Softshells reach large body sizes and become quite pugnacious as adults, thus the eventual disposition of the animal may need to ...

www.reptilesmagazine.com/Turtles-Tortoises/Turtle-Care/Soft-Shelled-Turtle-Information-and-Care

The Florida soft-shelled turtle (Apalone ferox) is the largest species in North America, and the young are the most colorful. They have small bumps on their carapaces, and their shell shape is more oblong compared to the round shell of the spiny soft-shelled. They are also more stout and heavy-bodied than the other two ...

www.animalspot.net/florida-softshell-turtle.html

The Florida Softshell Turtle is a species of American freshwater turtles, and is one of the 26 species of turtles found in Florida. They are the largest of the.

animaldiversity.org/accounts/Apalone_ferox

Florida softshell turtles are highly aquatic and are found in freshwater ponds, lakes, swamps, marshes, and sometimes drainage ditches. They are generally found in water bodies with muddy or sandy bottoms. Occasionally they are found in brackish waters near the mouths of streams. They can also be found in the quieter ...

blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/softshell-turtles-insanely-weird

Dec 31, 2011 ... I wanted to use this photo because it's weird and interesting, not because I have anything particularly insightful to say about softshell turtles. The animal shown here is a Florida softshell Apalone ferox that I photographed in captivity earlier in 2011. Turtles of many kinds look odd when they adopt resting or ...

myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/managed/freshwater-turtles

Freshwater turtles can only be taken by hand, dip net, minnow seine or baited hook. Most freshwater turtles may be taken year-round. Taking turtles with bucket traps, snares, or shooting with firearms is prohibited. Softshell turtles may not be taken from the wild from May 1 to July 31. In addition, collecting of freshwater turtle ...

www.petguide.com/breeds/turtle/florida-softshell-turtle

The Florida Softshell Turtle, like other Softshell Turtles, are unique and attractive animals that many pet owners seek when they want to add a turtle to their family. But because of their care requirements and personality, these turtles are best suited to experienced turtle owners. These turtles are powerful swimmers that need ...