TORTUGA MATAMATA, Y aquí tenemos otra tortuga extraña, ideal para que te cuide la casa, es la tortuga matamata. Es inconfundible. Tiene un caparazón marrón o negruzco de 45 cm de largo. El plastrón es estrecho, angosto, recortado adelante y marcadamente echado hacia atrás y en el macho es cóncavo. La cabeza es triangular, aplanada y alargada. Tiene numerosas protuberancias en la piel, dos bigotes y dos filamentos adicionales en el mentón. El hocico es alargado y tubiforme.

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Pinky, a rare albino snapping turtle - who suffered malnutrition in his earlier years and now sports an oddly developed shell. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Pinky, a rare albino snapping turtle - who suffered malnutrition in his earlier years and now sports an oddly developed shell. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Alligator Snapping Turtle, this one weighing about  70 lbs.  They can live 150 years and weigh in at around 300 lbs.

Alligator Snapping Turtle, this one weighing about 70 lbs. They can live 150 years and weigh in at around 300 lbs.

Coconut Crab: The Coconut Crab is the only species of the genus Birgus and is related to the terrestrial hermit crabs of the genus Coenobita ~ [Wikipedia]

Coconut Crab: The Coconut Crab is the only species of the genus Birgus and is related to the terrestrial hermit crabs of the genus Coenobita ~ [Wikipedia]

Mata Mata - Their flat heads, jagged skin and shells make them look like rocks or bark in the water. Even though they live in fresh water, these guys are lousy swimmers. They walk along the bottom and prefer to stay in shallow depths.

Mata Mata - Their flat heads, jagged skin and shells make them look like rocks or bark in the water. Even though they live in fresh water, these guys are lousy swimmers. They walk along the bottom and prefer to stay in shallow depths.

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