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Florida Softshell turtle

Apalone ferox


two cute turtles in a lake{:



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irwanjasmoro 12 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...

Succulentlife 12 years ago

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

Kevin8 12 years ago

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

MitchRay 12 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.

Succulentlife 12 years ago

shall i tag them as that?

Succulentlife 12 years ago

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

michelle.gorrie 12 years ago

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

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Lady Lake, Florida, USA

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

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