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Common Snapping Turtle
Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
The Common Snapping Turtle is a large freshwater turtle. The turtle has an agile head and neck (the scientific name "serpentina" means snake-like). The nostrils are positioned on the tip of the snout so it can breath... Read more >
Alligator Snapping Turtle
Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macroclemys temminckii)
The Alligator Snapping Turtle is the largest freshwater turtle in North America. It has a large heavy head and a long, thick tail with three ridges along the top. It can be easily distinguished from the Common Snapping... Read more >

Florida Softshell
Florida Softshell (Apalone ferox)
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 to olive green, leathery carapace. The underside (plastron) is white or... Read more >
Spiny Softshell Turtle
Spiny Softshell Turtle (Apalone spinifera)
The Spiny Softshell Turtle is one of the largest freshwater turtles in North America. It has small flexible cone-shaped spines on the edge of the carapace. Spiny Softshell Turtles have soft, smooth rounded carapaces... Read more >

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