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Common Snapping Turtle

Chelydra serpentina (Linnaeus 1758)

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Chelydra serpentina (Common Snapping Turtle) is a species of Testudinata in the family Chelydridae. It is listed in CITES Appendix III. It is associated with freshwater habitat. It is found in the Neotropics and the Nearctic. It is a piscivore. Individuals are known to live for 47 years.

  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/CITES_III
  • Definition: Appendix III is a list of species included at the request of a Party that already regulates trade in the species and that needs the cooperation of other countries to prevent unsustainable or illegal exploitation. International trade in specimens of species listed in this Appendix is allowed only on presentation of the appropriate permits or certificates. (See Article V of the Convention)
  • Source: https://www.speciesplus.net/#/taxon_concepts/67966/legal
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Common Snapping Turtle