Trionyx spiniferus


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Noun1.Trionyx spiniferus - river turtle of western United States with a warty shellTrionyx spiniferus - river turtle of western United States with a warty shell; prefers quiet water
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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To date the following species and capture numbers have been recorded: Chrysemys picta (18), Chrysemys scripta (1), Chelydra serpentina (12), Terrapene Carolina (16), and Trionyx spiniferus (7).
In order of abundance the seven species of turtles currently inhabiting the lake are painted turtle (Chrysemys picta marginate), snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina), red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans), spiny soft shell turtle (Trionyx spiniferus), map turtle (Grapteinys geographica), Blanding turtle (Emydoidea blandingii), and stinkpot turtle (Sternotherus odoratus).
Changes in mass of softshell turtle (Trionyx spiniferus) eggs incubated on substrates differing in water potential.