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Spotted in a a pond in Shinjuku Gyoen, Tokyo. Intrigued by the pointy nose - the ones I usually see in Japan have a rounded nose.

1 Species ID Suggestions

GLeClair 8 years ago
Chinese Softshell Turtle
Pelodiscus sinensis Chinese softshell turtle

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GLeClair 8 years ago

I'm fairly certain it's the Chinese softshell, but, I'm not familiar with the entire variety of softshell turtles. It is indeed a softshell turtle, as they have the "pointed" nose, more flipper like back feet, and a flat shell, but as to the exact species, I'm not quite sure.
Quite a cool find, they're interesting turtles!

we-love-to-camp1 8 years ago

it could be a young snapping turtle I think?

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新宿区 (Shinjuku), 関東 (Kanto Region), Japan

Spotted on Nov 7, 2012
Submitted on Nov 7, 2012

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