AnAge entry for Apalone spinifera

Classification (HAGRID: 04214)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Testudines (Taxon entry)
                Family: Trionychidae
                    Genus: Apalone
Species
Apalone spinifera
Common name
Spiny softshell turtle
Synonyms
Trionyx spiniferus, Trionyx ferox spinifera, Amyda ferox spinifera

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
25.2 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 485
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

One wild caught animal was estimated as being 53 years old [0528].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
3,285 days
Male sexual maturity
3,285 days
Adult weight

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 208680
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 55534
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