Cantor’s Giant Soft Shelled Turtle The Cantor's giant softshell turtle or Asian giant softshell turtle is a species of freshwater turtle. The turtle has a broad head and small eyes close to the tip of its snout. The carapace is smooth and olive-colored.
The Mata Mata Grin :: cool-critters: The mata mata, matamata, Chelus fimbriata is a freshwater turtle found in South America, primarily in the Amazon and Orinoco basins. It is the only extant species in the genus Chelus.
You might think that turtles are not scary, then you clearly haven’t seen a mata mata yet. These freshwater turtles can be found in the Amazon described by a French Naturalist as a large land turtle with spiky and ridged scales. This is why it’s so scary, because it is so ugly. Do not worry though, unless you’re a fish or an invertebrate then you’re safe. Humans are not part of their diet. These scary looking creature won’t harm you.
Meet the prehistoric-looking alligator snapping turtle, a possibly endangered Alabama resident
2- Alligator snapping turtle image source The alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) is one of the heaviest freshwater turtles in the world. It is often associated with, but not closely related to, the common snapping turtle,...
This appears to be an albino or leucistic Murray River Turtle (fully grown adult male). I can't see what colour the shell is as it is covered in green algae. I saw this freshwater turtle at the Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary in the Adelaide Hills in company with a bunch of other Murray River Turtles (see shot 5 in this series for some 'normal' ones).