All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle</strong>
<em>Apalone spinifera spinifera</em>
Ijams Naure Center
August 2, 2007
This is one really strange-looking turtle. Most of the time it stays buried in the sand with just its nostrils sticking out of th...
Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle
Apalone spinifera spinifera
Ijams Naure Center
August 2, 2007
This is one really strange-looking turtle. Most of the time it stays buried in the sand with just its nostrils sticking out of the sand. Wait around long enough and it will have to come to the surface to breathe. These types of turtles have a soft, leathery shell.

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