spiny softshell turtle

This turtle is only found in southwestern Ontario! It is not known to be seen in The Land Between.

ID Features:

  • soft leathery speckled carapace (top shell)
  • olive green to light browny yellow
  • long pig-like snout/nose

Habitat Features:

  • slow moving muddy rivers and bottom of bays

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    Status: Threatened
    Photo: Adopt-a-pond, Toronto Zoo