musk turtle

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Synonyms for musk turtle

small freshwater turtle having a strong musky odor

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The musk turtle was released in a different wetland where it was found about 15 miles away.
The common musk turtle has a weak and tiny tongue covered with and surrounded by specialized bud-like cells called papillae - that are used to draw in oxygen from water that passes over them.
However, musk turtles lack cloacal bursae and their skin is relatively thick and lacks a well-developed capillary network, according to Heiss.
This Preferred Species study habitat Common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) yes pond/river Smooth Softshell (Apalone mutica) river Spiny softshell (Apalone spinifera) yes river Common musk turtle (Sternotherus odoratus) yes pond/river Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) yes pond/river Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) yes pond/river Cooter (Pseudemys concinna) river Common map turtle (Graptemys geographica) river False map turtle (Graptemys pseudogeographica) river Ouachita map turtle (Graptemys ouachitensis) river Table 6.
Also known as the stinkpot because of the musky odour they secrete when disturbed, musk turtles are a threatened species.
In this study, the number of turtles captured per trap hour in the site that has historically held the densest population of flattened musk turtles compares favorably with a 1997 study and may indicate that the population is increasing in that area, though not to levels found in the 1981 or 1983 studies.
serpentina), musk turtles (Sternotherus odoratus), and painted turtles (Chrysemys picta marginata) were certainly present in the lagoons by Miller, now in northeast Gary, in the early part of this century, because they are documented by museum specimens.
Werle found two Sternotherus odoratus, or musk turtles, ("They're not rare but they're cool"), a lot of Elliptio complanata mussels (which are very common), a swimming garter snake and a few milk bottles from the 1940s.
Snapping, painted, spotted, red-bellied, Blanding's, box, wood and musk turtles all risk getting crushed while running a gauntlet of vehicles.
We've also found the shells of musk turtles, all of which suggests the eagles' primary food source is coming from the shallow waters of the reservoir," Mr.