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|African Softshell endangered turtle , is on the verge of extinction in |
the Israel's coastal rivers.1200 mm 50 kg 50 years
African softshells range over most of the continent except the waterways of southern and northwestern Africa. They are known from both the White (below Murchison Falls) and Blue Nile drainages downstream in the Nile to the Mediterranean Sea, Lakes Rudolf and Albert, the tributaries of the Congo River, and most drainages in West Africa. They have not been found in Lake Victoria. Trionyx triunguis also occurs in the Alexander River of Israel, and along the coasts of that country, Lebanon and Syria. In Turkey, it is found along the southern coast with important populations in the Dalyan delta and the Dalaman area
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When I have looked for this picture for the first time I thought that this was not taken in the wild. But in your note I found a very interesting information! I had no idea that such terrapin species can be found in Israel so bravo for very educational presentation! :>
Anyway, how big is this species??
TFS and have a nice Sunday!
Greetings from Poland,
Never saw this one before...
What a special head.
A wonderful animal.
Very good image!
a rare beauty! i like the yellow spots