Minggu, 02 Juni 2013

Alligator Snapping Turtle


The Biggest Animals Kingdom and in The World | Alligator Snapping Turtle | The largest freshwater turtles, the caiman found mainly in the southeastern United States waters. You are in East Texas, east of the Florida peninsula and north to southern Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, south-eastern, western Illinois, southern Indiana, western Kentucky and Tennessee found. Typically only nesting females will venture on open ground. The Alligator Snapping Turtle is a large, heavy head and long, thick shell with three dorsal fins, large scales (osteoderms), a primitive appearance reminiscent of some of the plated dinosaurs. Snapping immediately distinguish between three different files pins and plates embossed on the carapace, while the loggerhead turtle has a soft shell. There is an unverified report of a (400 pounds) Snapping Turtle found in Kansas in 1937, 183 kg, but most can be controlled questionable. Were weighed at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago was a resident giant alligator snapping turtle weighing 16,113 kilograms (250 pounds). Adult turtles Alligator usually ranging in length from 40.4 to 80.8 centimeters shell (15.9 to 31.8 inches) and a weight of 68-80 kg (150-180 lbs). Males are larger than females in general. Among the freshwater turtles, only reaching giant softshell turtle Chitra and unusual way Rafetus Pelochelys, native to Asia, comparable size.

The basis of man's cock is thicker than women, because the reproductive organs hidden. Turtle Hunting property in the water with his mouth open. The vermiform tongue imitates the movements of a worm to attract prey to the mouth of the turtle. The mouth is closed with great speed and force, completing the ambush. Contrary to claims that Alligator Snapping Turtles, the strength of the strongest bite of all animals was at 158 ± 18 Kg Strength registered (1550 ± 180 N, 350 ± 40 lbf), which is lower than that of other species of turtles and approximately the same level of people in relation to the size of the body of the turtle. However, these turtles must be handled with extreme care as potentially dangerous. No human deaths have been reported to be caused by alligator snapping turtles. The fishermen have the ability of species to bring glorified fish and fish stocks, while in reality is largely abundant and easy to catch prey available for each and rarely have a negative effect on huge stocks of fish. Their natural diet consists mainly of fish and carcasses of dead fish (which are often thrown into the sea Fishing), mollusks, carrion, and amphibians, as well known, snakes, eat crabs, worms, aquatic birds, turtles and other aquatic plants . In a study conducted in Louisiana, found 79.8% of the stomach contents of adult crocodile other turtles Snapping turtles together.

Alligator snapping turtles apparently often hunt at night. Small fish such as minnows, are often made in this direction by the young alligator snapping turtles, while adults have a greater amount per day to eat and needs to feed more actively. Sex baby alligator turtles depends on the temperature at which the eggs are hatched. Nests are usually dug at least 50 meters from the water's edge, to prevent flooding and drowned. 

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