Gallery description : alligator snapper

Snapping Turtle which scientific name is chelydridae has a size 47-80cm (18.5-31in). These reptiles usually live 20-32 years. The maximum speed it can reach is 4km/h (2.4mph). Snapping Turtle is a reptile that usually inhabits slow rivers, lakes and marshland. It has a scales skin type. The preferred food type is omnivore. The average weight is 16-136kg (35-300lbs).

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Facts about snapping turtles
NameSnapping Turtle
Average Litter Size35
OrderTestudines
FamilyChelydridae
Size47-80cm (18.5-31in)
DietOmnivore
Skin TypeScales
Conservation StatusThreatened
PredatorsHuman, raccoon, alligator
Main PreyFish, birds, frogs
ColourBrown, tan, black
Top Speed4km/h (2.4mph)
KingdomAnimalia
ClassReptilia
Weight16-136kg (35-300lbs)
TypeReptile
Scientific NameChelydridae
HabitatSlow rivers, lakes and marshland
PhylumChordata
Life Span20-32 years
GenusChelydra
LifestyleSolitary
Image Details
Description Alligator snapper. Two New Snapping Turtle Species Named | National Geographic (blogs)
Width 1946 pixels
Heigh 1224 pixels
File type JPG
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