Ohio Species of the Week



We are going to start a native Ohio species of the week! Today’s spotlight is the Spiny Softshell Turtle. This turtle’s body, instead of being protected by bony plates, has a tough, rubbery covering. At the front of the carapace is a row of small, conical spines that account for the name “spiny.” For more info on this turtle, head to wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/…/repti…/eastern-spiny-softshell-turtleOhio Division of Wildlife

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