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Florida Softshell turtle

Apalone ferox

Description:

two cute turtles in a lake{:

Habitat:

lake!


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7 Comments

irwanjasmoro
irwanjasmoro 2 years ago

it is quite hard to differ adult florida and spiny softshell. we have to check on the face pattern. when they were young, the carapace patterns are definitely different.
bit i thing they are apalone ferox, not spinifera. spinifera has more round and thinner carapace. please correct me if i'm wrong...

AlyssaMH
AlyssaMH 3 years ago

it was in florida so im pretty sure it was the florida one!

Kevin8
Kevin8 3 years ago

defiantly softshell turtles. We catch the all the time when fishing kansas.

MitchRay
MitchRay 3 years ago

They are definitely Softshell Turtles. If you look at a range map you can possibly distinguish between Flordia Softshell and Spiny Softshell, but I'm not sure you can from this photo alone.

AlyssaMH
AlyssaMH 3 years ago

shall i tag them as that?

AlyssaMH
AlyssaMH 3 years ago

they were very cool! i was really wondering what they were!!

michelle.gorrie
michelle.gorrie 3 years ago

NO WAY... They look to me like Spiny Soft Shell Turtles!! I have always wanted to see them in the wild!

Lady Lake, Florida, USA

Lat: 28.94, Long: -81.97

Spotted on May 13, 2011
Submitted on May 13, 2011

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