Soft shelled Turtle (Apalone spinifera emoryi)
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AKA the Gulf Soft Shelled Turtle. A long term invasive species found in the American Southwest, the probable result of escape from an aquaculture pond, taking place in New Mexico around 1900. Since then, The species has spread by natural means throughout the Colorado-Gila river system into the states of Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and California. There are primary predators, occasionally utilizing plants to meet their needs.
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Keywords: Soft shelled Turtle (Apalone spinifera emoryi)
Camera: Nikon D810
Lens & Filters: AF VR Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.
ISO: 4000
Aperture: f11
Shutter speed: 1/6400
Location: Rio Salado Nature Center, Phoenix, AZ
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