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Spiny Softshell Turtle. The spiny softshell turtle (Apalone spinifera) is a species of softshell turtle, one of the largest freshwater turtle species in North America. They get their name from the spiny, cone-like projections on the leading edge of their carapaces, which are not scutes (scales).

The spiny softshell turtle (Apalone spinifera) is a species of softshell turtle, one of the largest freshwaterturtle species in.

Young Alligator Snapping Turtle - photo from tailandfur;  mainly found in the Southeastern U.S. and gets its name from their alligator-like appearance. They lie motionless with their mouth wide open, waiting for dinner to swim in. It is a large freshwater turtle.

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Alligator Snapping Turtle by ~Bassiizze on deviantART; the adults get HUGE

Marine biology: Scents and sensibility | The Economist: loggerhead sea turtles eat jellyfish in upwelling zones, where "the wind’s action draws cold, nutrient-rich water to the surface. That encourages the growth of planktonic algae...planktonic algae, when crunched up during the process of being eaten, release a substance called dimethylsulphoniopropionate. This quickly degrades into another chemical, dimethyl sulphide" which smells like cabbages.

Scents and sensibility

"Sea turtles are attracted to the smell of dimethyl sulphide (which smells like cabbage) because it indicates an upwelling zone, where they can find plenty of food"~~ interesting

Indochinese Box Turtle (Cuora galbinifrons)

♥ Pet Turtle ♥ A Wild Indochinese Box Turtle, sadly, a "critically endangered" species.

Cantor's giant softshell turtle

Cantor's giant softshell turtle or Asian giant softshell turtle (Pelochelys cantorii) is a species of freshwater turtle.

Largest Turtle Shell ever found

Fossil of the largest freshwater prehistoric turtle, Carbonemys cofrinii, a 60 billion year old, South American side-necked turtle.

Juvenile Spiny Softshell Turtle... Had one as a pet, sassy little brat! Hissed @ everyone! lol

piny Softshell Turtle, Apalone Spiniferus The Spiny Softshell Turtle, is a very large turtle compared to other species of North America. Like their common name suggests, their shell is soft rather than hard like most turtles.

Reptiles and Amphibians of Ontario | A New Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas | Species | Protect | Ontario Nature

Spiny Softshell Turtle - Long living large turtle of North America with flat shell and thin nose.