Softshell Turtle
Trionyx spiniferus

Photos courtesy Curtis Miyasaka, Alabama
June 12, 2005
Copyright (c) 2005 CM

To identify look for a soft carapace that is leathery, thin, and flat, with spiny projections along the front edge. The feet are webbed, the nose is long and tapering. Its preferred habitat is fast rivers, lakes, marshy streams, and ponds.

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