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Apalone spinifera (Spiny Softshell Turtle) is a species of turtles in the family softshell turtles. It is listed as critically endangered by IUCN, as endangered by COSEWIC, and in CITES Appendix III. It is associated with freshwater habitat. Spiny Softshell Turtle is found in the Nearctic. It is a piscivore. Individuals can grow to 10919.59 g. Spiny Softshell Turtle has sexual reproduction. Reproduction is oviparous and dioecious.

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  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/CITES_III
  • Definition: Appendix III is a list of species included at the request of a Party that already regulates trade in the species and that needs the cooperation of other countries to prevent unsustainable or illegal exploitation. International trade in specimens of species listed in this Appendix is allowed only on presentation of the appropriate permits or certificates. (See Article V of the Convention)
  • Source: https://www.speciesplus.net/#/taxon_concepts/8721/legal
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Spiny Softshell Turtle. View this species on GBIF