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  Asiatic Soft-shell Turtles

 

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Juvenile Asiatic Soft-shell Turtles, in Thai known as taphaab. They have a round to oval, olive grey to green carapace with dark spots and a soft belly, white with males and grey with females, though the shell of juveniles is somewhat darker and with tiny yellow and larger dark spots.

 

The yellow spots are also visible on the juvenile's head, which has a typical nozzle-shaped snout. Males have long and thick tails, but those of females are short. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

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  Asiatic Soft-shell Turtles