What is the most common snapping turtle?
What are the names of turtles?
- In order to make it simple, each of the existing families of turtles are grouped into different types - such as the snapping turtles, sea turtles, true tortoises, mud turtles , river turtles, soft-shell turtles, side-necked turtles, etc.
What types of turtles are there?
- There are seven species of sea turtles, including the green, leatherback, loggerhead, hawksbill, Kemp's ridley, olive ridley and flatback sea turtles.
What is the world record snapping turtle?
- The Alligator Snapping Turtle , Macroclemys temminckii, grows bigger still and is, in fact, the largest freshwater turtle in the world; the record documented specimen is a 236-pound captive in Chicago's Brookfield Zoo , but it's more common for wild Alligator Snappers to weigh less than 175 pounds.
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