28 The Chinese softshell turtle
can urinate through its mouth.
Native to China's Yangtze river there are now only three Yangtze giant softshell turtle
left (as far as we know).
They are increasingly at risk from poaching and commerce, which makes todays decision to restrict global trade in six African and Middle Eastern softshell turtle
species particularly significant.
With a stunning photo of a Florida Softshell Turtle
, Shadow Wood Country Club in Bonita Springs, FL took home first place.
Eggshell structure of the siamese narrow-headed softshell turtle
Chitra chitra Nutphand, 1986 (Testudines: Trionychidae).
Differential utilization of streams has been observed in the spiny softshell turtle
(Apalone spinifera) and the smooth softshell turtle
(Apalone mutica), two closely related congeners that inhabit Missouri rivers and streams.
Among the projects funded in this round are the critically endangered Short-tailed Chinchilla (Bolivia), as well as the endangered Euphrates softshell turtle
(Iran) and Red-breasted goose (Bulgaria).
They range from the extraordinary-looking Red River giant softshell turtle
, just FOUR of which remain, to the stunning blue spider, which is so rare no one knows how many - if any - survive.
We chose the ornate box turtle (Terrapene ornata), spiny softshell turtle
(Apalone spinifera), eastern river cooter (Pseudemys concinna), slender glass lizard (Ophisaurus attenuatus), prairie king snake (Lampropeltis calligaster), speckled king snake (L.
Indian Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle
and Peacock Softshell.
But despite their amazing abilities, the spotted turtle and the spiny softshell turtle
are two of the species slowly disappearing from our landscape.
The fact that all turtles recaptured in Standing Stone Lake retained the microtags suggests that this marking technique would be useful in future studies of softshell turtle