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Alligator snapping turtles are among the largest freshwater turtles in the world. They are ambush predators that lie in wait, well-camouflaged for their prey. A successful ambush essentially depends on the element of surprise. Two reddish, worm-like lures on the end of their tongues wiggle about luring prey into striking distance.

Characteristics

ClassificationOrder: turtles; family: chelydridae
DietFish, frogs, water snakes, worms and snails
HabitatInhabits the beds of rivers and lakes, preferably in zones with dense vegetation on soft, muddy beds.
ReproductionLays 10–50 eggs; incubation: 82–114 days

Status according to Red List

More information you will get on the web page of the IUCN Red List.

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