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black and white illustration of alligator snapping turtle

Alligator Snapping Turtle Illustration

Larger, heavier, and rougher-looking than the common snapping turtle, the rare alligator snapping turtle is protected, and harvest is illegal in Missouri. Check Missouri Turtle Regulations for more details.

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Alligator Snapping Turtle, Dorsal View

Alligator snapping turtle, dorsal view.

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Alligator Snapping Turtle, Ventral View

Alligator snapping turtle, ventral view.

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Common Snapping Turtle Illustration

The common snapping turtle is found statewide in Missouri, and it is legal to harvest. Check Missouri Turtle Regulations for more details.

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Image of common snapping turtle, dorsal view

Common Snapping Turtle, Dorsal View

Common snapping turtle, dorsal view.

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Common Snapping Turtle, Ventral View

Common snapping turtle, ventral view.

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Snapping Turtle (Common Snapping Turtle)

Chelydra serpentina
A large aquatic turtle with a big pointed head, long thick tail, and small lower shell, the snapping turtle is common throughout the state, anywhere there is permanent water. Conservation of this species involves regulated hunting.

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