Florida Softshell Turtle

Apalone ferox

Summary 6

The Florida softshell turtle (Apalone ferox) is a species of softshell turtle native to the Southeastern United States.

Distribution 7

Apalone ferox is found only in the southeastern United States, from southern South Carolina west to Mobile Bay, Alabama, and south through the Florida peninsula. It is apparently not found in the Florida Keys, with the exception of a colony on Big Pine Key, where it was possibly introduced. Apalone ferox can be common over much of its range and sometimes thrives in urbanized areas.

Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Native )

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Nick Miller, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/45843488@N08/4680633031
  2. (c) Gabriel Kamener, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3351/3424273849_dbe55b1d1b.jpg
  3. (c) Gabriel Kamener, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3370/3424273351_663a873ef2.jpg
  4. (c) Gabriel Kamener, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3313/3424274875_dd0e0f1773.jpg
  5. (c) 2006 William Flaxington, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?seq_num=106944&one=T
  6. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apalone_ferox
  7. (c) The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://eol.org/data_objects/31378094

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