soft-shelled turtle

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Synonyms for soft-shelled turtle

voracious aquatic turtle with a flat flexible shell covered by a leathery skin

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Genetic diversity and population differentiation of the Chinese soft-shelled turtle (Pelodiscussinensis) in three geographical populations.
The Chinese soft-shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis, belongs to the class Reptilia, the order Testudiformes, and the family Trionychidae, and is native to China, Japan, Thailand, Russia, Vietnam, and Korea (Fritz et al., 2010; Lee et al., 2006).
In soft-shelled turtles, the low environmental temperature inhibits thyroid activity and high temperature stimulates gland activity (RIVERA; LOCK, 2008).
At least three species of alien reptiles have been introduced into the Lower Colorado: the soft-shelled turtle (Apalone spinifera), the painted turtle (Crysemys picta) and the American alligator (Alligator mississipiensis).
MAKING A SPLASH This Chinese soft-shelled turtle has found a new abode
We report an outbreak of human trichinosis in Taiwan in which eating raw soft-shelled turtles (Pelodiscus sinensis) was the suspected mode of infection.
Eucalyptus grove and ancient ruins are a wonderful attraction nearby while one can indulge in Kitesurfing, camping by the beach and a day out with soft-shelled turtles. Known for its serenity, Beit Yannai is also a popular nature reserve with rich wildlife around.
Apart from the 2ft snakes, the package also contained three albino Chinese soft-shelled turtles.
The three soft-shelled turtles were sent to Franco's home in Monterey Park in California, ( according to Los Angeles Times.
Also in the shipment were three albino Chinese soft-shelled turtles, according to the affidavit.
So long live Yangtze soft-shelled turtles, Tasmanian devils, cheetahs and koalas too.
To sort out how turtles develop, Nagashima and his colleagues worked with eggs of Chinese soft-shelled turtles (Pelodiscus sinensis) bought from farms.
would grab his Savage .22/410, load me and a couple of hounds into his pickup, and drive over to a brushy piece of acreage marked by a sinkhole pond housing one alligator and an abundance of soft-shelled turtles.
ABSTRACT: Fossil remains of soft-shelled turtles, Trionychidae, are recorded from the Pliocene fluvial sediments of Costa Rica.
Eco Pond was alive with alligators, soft-shelled turtles, mallards and coots.