Gallery description : pictures of an alligator snapping turtle

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

Facts about snapping turtles
NameSnapping Turtle
PhylumChordata
Scientific NameChelydridae
TypeReptile
Size47-80cm (18.5-31in)
Life Span20-32 years
HabitatSlow rivers, lakes and marshland
Average Litter Size35
Top Speed4km/h (2.4mph)
OrderTestudines
ColourBrown, tan, black
ClassReptilia
Main PreyFish, birds, frogs
GenusChelydra
KingdomAnimalia
Weight16-136kg (35-300lbs)
LifestyleSolitary
Conservation StatusThreatened
DietOmnivore
Skin TypeScales
FamilyChelydridae
PredatorsHuman, raccoon, alligator
Image Details
Description Pictures of an alligator snapping turtle. Profile of an alligator snapping turtle; photo courtesy Wikimedia ...
Width 973 pixels
Heigh 691 pixels
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