Spiny Softshell Turtle

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The spiny softshell turtle (Apalone spinifera) is a species of softshell turtle, one of the largest freshwaterturtle species in North America. They get their name from the spiny, cone-like projections on the leading edge of their carapaces, which are not scutes (scales). source

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