alligator snapper

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Noun1.Alligator snapper - large species having three ridges on its backalligator snapper - large species having three ridges on its back; found in southeastern United States
snapping turtle - large aggressive freshwater turtle with powerful jaws
genus Macroclemys, Macroclemys - includes the alligator snapping turtle
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While the alligator snapper is now fully protected throughout its range, the common snapper is not.
We are not sure if he is a common snapper turtle or an alligator snapper. Either way, he isnt native to this country and nor to our wildlife.
The alligator snapper is the biggest freshwater turtle in North America.
There are two types of snapping turtle: the common snapper and the alligator snapper. A common snapper's shell looks smooth, while an alligator snapper's shell is spiky.