Chinese Soft-Shelled Turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis)
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Chinese Soft-Shelled Turtle
284 Litres (75 US G.)
20-25 cm (7.9-9.8")
6.5 - 8.0
24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)
- Chinese Soft-Shelled Turtle, Chinese Softshell Turtle
- Trionyx sinensis
- Large turtle with a flattened, rather leathery shell, a long neck, and a distinctive tubular snout. Juveniles are speckled brownish-green above and orange with distinctive black patches on the underside. As they mature these colours fade and the turtle becomes essentially drab green.