Spring Break 2023: Apalone ferox

Apalone ferox, the Florida softshell (juvenile);
Collier county, Florida (12 March 2023).
Spring Break 2023

A not-so-great shot, but here’s a juvenile Florida soft-shell mucking about a small run of water in Fakahatchee Strand. Juvenile Florida softshells feature a fairly cool mottled pattern on the back of their rigid, fleshy carapace.

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