Tag: Apalone ferox

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… Continue Reading “Spring Break 2023: Apalone ferox”

Apalone ferox, 15 March 2019

Apalone ferox, the Florida softshell; Miami-Dade county, Florida (15 March 2019). Perhaps my favorite Testudines species in the state, this is the ignoble-yet-awesome Florida softshell turtle. They’re very shy, much faster on land than you’d expect, and quite snappy if handled (for good reason,… Continue Reading “Apalone ferox, 15 March 2019”