Spiny Soft Shelled Turtle

Spiny Soft Shelled TurtleApalone spinifera

Physical features:
Soft, flat, rounded carapace without scutes.  Long, tapered, upturned nose.  Olive or tan colored shell with black speckles.

Habitat:
Rivers, lakes, marshes, farm ponds.

Diet:
Amphibians, mollusks, fish, insects, terrestrial worms.

Fun facts:
Females are twice as large as males.