Alligator Snapping Turtle

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Alligator Snapping Turtle

Alligator Snapping TurtleOriginal.jpg

Character Data
Japanese Name: ワニガメ
Romanised Name: Wanigame
First Featured in: Kemono Friends (2015 Game)
Animal Data
Scientific Name: Macrochelys temminckii
Distribution: Southeastern United States
Diet: Omnivore
Average Lifespan in the Wild: 80 to 120
Read More: Alligator snapping turtle
Conservation Status: Status iucn3.1 VU.svg.png
Alligator Snapping Turtle Nexon Game

Alligator Snapping Turtle is a type of Friend that appeared in the original Kemono Friends mobile game.

Appearance

Alligator Snapping Turtle has gray eyes and short brown hair that fades into dirty blonde towards the bottom. She's wearing armor that looks like a turtle shell that includes arm guards, shoulder guards, neck guard, faulds at the side hold by a belt and leg armor up to the knee. She's wearing a swimsuit with a black strapless top, black long fingerless gloves black thigh highs.

In Real Life

Alligator Snapping Turtle can be found exclusively in the United States, from northern Florida to eastern Texas and as far north as Iowa. Alligator Snapping Turtle can weight between 150 and 175 pounds, being the largest species of freshwater turtle. They have three large ridges that runs through their carapace, powerful jaws and large heads with their eyes on he side of them, this being an unique characteristic among snapping turtles.

They tend to live in the deepest water within their habitat: large rivers, canals, lakes, swamps, and rivers. As they don't need to come to surface but to breathe every 40 to 50 minutes, they can stay submerged without moving for so long that algae begins to grow on their shells. This makes them less aggressive than common snapping turtles.

Alligator snapping turtles are both scavengers and active hunters, being most active at night, they can hunt by tasting chemicals in the water that are indicative of a particular species. During the day they lie quietly at the bottom of the water with their jaws open to reveal their tongue, that has a small pink worm-like lure that attracts fish close enough to be snatched. Their diet consists mostly of fish, but they also eat molluscs and other turtles.

References

http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Macrochelys_temminckii/

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/a/alligator-snapping-turtle/

https://www.nwf.org/Wildlife/Wildlife-Library/Amphibians-Reptiles-and-Fish/Alligator-Snapping-Turtle.aspx