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Alligator snapping turtle +

Macrochelys temminckii

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  • Alligator snapping turtle
  • Alligator snapping turtle
  • Alligator snapping turtle
  • Alligator snapping turtle

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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. Status according to Red List: Vulnerable


Order: turtles; family: chelydridae


Fish, frogs, water snakes, worms and snails


Inhabits the beds of rivers and lakes, preferably in zones with dense vegetation on soft, muddy beds.


Lays 10–50 eggs; incubation: 82–114 days

Status according to Red List/ distribution area

Vulnerable (VU)

Status according to Red List:Vulnerable (VU)

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