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Softshell turtle


Softshell turtle living in a freshwater stream on a nature preserve in the Houston, Texas area.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Spiny Softshell Turtle
Apalone spinifera Spiny softshell turtle
Texas Spiny Softshell Turtle
Apalone spinifera emoryi Texas Spiny Softshell Turtle

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1 Comment

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

note the design on the lower head. signifies apalone spinifera emoryi. there are also 3 other supspecies in apalone spinifera

Tiffany Terry
Spotted by
Tiffany Terry

Texas, USA

Spotted on Jul 6, 2012
Submitted on Aug 20, 2012

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