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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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).
For example, the soft-shelled turtle, although it could have a problem in northeastern Mexico, is alien to the delta and should not be listed for it.
The probable origin of the soft-shelled turtle in the Rio Colorado basin.
MAKING A SPLASH This Chinese soft-shelled turtle has found a new abode
We performed an environmental study of the restaurant and the soft-shelled turtle farm.
We report an outbreak of human trichinosis in Taiwan in which eating raw soft-shelled turtles (Pelodiscus sinensis) was the suspected mode of infection.
To sort out how turtles develop, Nagashima and his colleagues worked with eggs of Chinese soft-shelled turtles (Pelodiscus sinensis) bought from farms.
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.
Soft-shelled turtles of the family Trionychidae today live in rivers and freshwater swamps of Asia, the Indo-Australian archipelago, Intertropical Africa, and North America.
Eco Pond was alive with alligators, soft-shelled turtles, mallards and coots.
The facility will also be involved in producing soft-shelled turtles, river crabs and other aquatic animals for domestic consumption.
Separate chapters also cover the culture of algae, carps, salmonids, tilapias, channel catfish, marine and brackish fishes, soft-shelled turtles, marine shrimp, mitten crabs and other decapod crustaceans, bivalves, gastropods, and ornamentals.
With an eye on determining when exactly turtles start to develop differently, the research team examined various stages of embryos of Chinese soft-shelled turtles, chickens, and mice.