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com·mon snap·ping tur·tle

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  1. common snapping turtle, snapper, Chelydra serpentinanoun

    large-headed turtle with powerful hooked jaws found in or near water; prone to bite

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  1. Common snapping turtle

    The common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) is a species of large freshwater turtle in the family Chelydridae. Its natural range extends from southeastern Canada, southwest to the edge of the Rocky Mountains, as far east as Nova Scotia and Florida. The three species of Chelydra and the larger alligator snapping turtles (genus Macrochelys) are the only extant chelydrids, a family now restricted to the Americas. The common snapping turtle, as its name implies, is the most widespread.The common snapping turtle is noted for its combative disposition when out of the water with its powerful beak-like jaws, and highly mobile head and neck (hence the specific epithet serpentina, meaning "snake-like"). In water, it is likely to flee and hide underwater in sediment. The common snapping turtle has a life-history strategy characterized by high and variable mortality of embryos and hatchlings, delayed sexual maturity, extended adult longevity, and iteroparity (repeated reproductive events) with low reproductive success per reproductive event.Females, and presumably also males, in more northern populations mature later (at 15–20 years) and at a larger size than in more southern populations (about 12 years). Lifespan in the wild is poorly known, but long-term mark-recapture data from Algonquin Park in Ontario, Canada, suggest a maximum age over 100 years.

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  1. common snapping turtle

    The common snapping turtle is a large freshwater turtle species, scientifically known as Chelydra serpentina, native to several parts of North America. These turtles are characterized by a sturdy, ridged and bulky shell, a significant tail that is often as long as the body, and a large head. They're named for their aggressive behavior when on land, which often involves quickly snapping as a defense mechanism. They are primarily carnivorous, feeding on a diet of fish, frogs, and even small mammals. Despite their aggression, they play a vital ecological role in their habitats by maintaining healthy populations of their prey.

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  1. Common snapping turtle

    The common snapping turtle is a large freshwater turtle of the family Chelydridae. Its natural range extends from southeastern Canada, southwest to the edge of the Rocky Mountains, as far east as Nova Scotia and Florida and as far southwest as northeastern Mexico. This species and the larger alligator snapping turtle are the only two species in this family found in North America. Common snappers are noted for their belligerent disposition when out of the water, their powerful beak-like jaws, and their highly mobile head and neck. In some areas they are hunted very heavily for their meat, a popular ingredient in turtle soup. These turtles have lived for up to 47 years in captivity, while the lifespan of wild individuals is estimated to be around 30 years.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of common snapping turtle in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of common snapping turtle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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