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midland smooth softshell turtle

Apalone mutica mutica


Inhabits large rivers and streams where sand or mud is abundant. It has also been found in large oxbow lakes and constructed reservoirs.


Below the weir in artificial lake (Lake Drummond), Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, Springfield, Missouri.

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

So you want to play "we didn't get any of those", Mark? ;-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Fascinating thing! Trionychidae seem to have plenty of members but of course we didn't get any.

Scott Frazier
Spotted by
Scott Frazier

Springfield, Missouri, USA

Spotted on Jul 15, 2014
Submitted on Mar 27, 2015

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