family Trionychidae


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Related to family Trionychidae: Spiny Softshell Turtle
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Noun1.family Trionychidae - soft-shelled turtlesfamily Trionychidae - soft-shelled turtles      
reptile family - a family of reptiles
pancake turtle, soft-shelled turtle - voracious aquatic turtle with a flat flexible shell covered by a leathery skin; can inflict painful bites
genus Trionyx, Trionyx - type genus of the Trionychidae
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Soft-shelled turtles of the family Trionychidae today live in rivers and freshwater swamps of Asia, the Indo-Australian archipelago, Intertropical Africa, and North America.
ornata (Agassiz), ornate NW, SW box turtle Trachemys scripta (Schoepff), S, W red-eared turtle Family Trionychidae (softshell turtles) Apalone mutica LeSueur, smooth softshell W, S A.
4 mm in its greatest length, has a sculpturing pattern that is typical in many genera of the subfamily Trionychinae of the softshell turtle family Trionychidae.