Life Cycle of Florida Softshell Turtles?

Answer The Florida softshell turtle is an omnivorous aquatic turtle native to Florida and the southeastern United States. These turtles can live up to 30 years in the wild and even longer under controlled... Read More »

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What do spiny softshell turtles eat?

Spiny softshell turtles (Apalone spinifera spinifera) are carnivores that eat small aquatic animals. Aquatic insects, tadpoles, crayfish and the occasional small fish make up the bulk of the spiny ... Read More »

How big do spiny softshell turtles get?

Female spiny softshell turtles (Apalone spinifera) reach lengths of up to 20 inches according to “Turtles of the World.” Males are smaller, at most growing to 9 inches. Measurements are of the ... Read More »

Where do softshell turtles live?

Smooth softshell turtles are typically found in rivers and large streams. Spiny softshell turtles also live in rivers. Unlike the smooth softshell turtle, the spiny turtles do live in large lakes w... Read More »

How long do softshell turtles live?

Soft-shelled turtles have a rather long life expectancy, often surpassing 20 years. The spiny soft shelled turtle has grown to 25 years in captivity, while there is a wild female on record for livi... Read More »