soft-shelled turtle


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soft-shelled turtle

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(Animals) any freshwater turtle of the family Trionychidae, having a flattened soft shell consisting of bony plates covered by a leathery skin
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Noun1.soft-shelled turtle - voracious aquatic turtle with a flat flexible shell covered by a leathery skinsoft-shelled turtle - voracious aquatic turtle with a flat flexible shell covered by a leathery skin; can inflict painful bites
turtle - any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming
family Trionychidae, Trionychidae - soft-shelled turtles
spiny softshell, Trionyx spiniferus - river turtle of western United States with a warty shell; prefers quiet water
smooth softshell, Trionyx muticus - river turtle of Mississippi basin; prefers running water
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In 1954, the couple gave the zoo a soft-shelled turtle they brought from the Jordan River on a nine-day journey by boat.
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The unusual Chinese soft-shelled turtle was handed to Tynemouth's Blue Reef Aquarium by the warden of an old people's home.
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Apart from the 2ft snakes, the package also contained three albino Chinese soft-shelled turtles.
Three albino Chinese soft-shelled turtles were also found in the package, prosecutors told a court.
Also in the shipment were three albino Chinese soft-shelled turtles, according to the affidavit.
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So long live Yangtze soft-shelled turtles, Tasmanian devils, cheetahs and koalas too.