Gallery description : types of turtles with pictures

Snapping Turtles are reptiles that lead a solitary lifestyle. chelydridae is the scientific name for a snapping turtle. Such a name is based on the genus of the reptile - chelydra. Top speed of snapping turtles can be up to 4km/h (2.4mph). Snapping Turtles life span is 20-32 years. The usual weight of chelydridae is 16-136kg (35-300lbs). 47-80cm (18.5-31in) is a size of a snapping turtle.

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Facts about snapping turtles
NameSnapping Turtle
Main PreyFish, birds, frogs
PhylumChordata
Top Speed4km/h (2.4mph)
ClassReptilia
OrderTestudines
Weight16-136kg (35-300lbs)
Life Span20-32 years
DietOmnivore
KingdomAnimalia
TypeReptile
Scientific NameChelydridae
ColourBrown, tan, black
Average Litter Size35
Size47-80cm (18.5-31in)
Skin TypeScales
LifestyleSolitary
PredatorsHuman, raccoon, alligator
Conservation StatusThreatened
FamilyChelydridae
GenusChelydra
HabitatSlow rivers, lakes and marshland
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