Gallery description : snapping turtle

Snapping Turtle is a reptile that standardly inhabits slow rivers, lakes and marshland. It has a scales skin and can run up to 4km/h (2.4mph). Snapping Turtle which methodical name is chelydridae has a size 47-80cm (18.5-31in) and has a weight 16-136kg (35-300lbs). Life duration is 20-32 years in a solitary lifestyle. Favourite food: fish, birds, frogs

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