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Alligator Snapping Turtles

Alligator snapping turtles (Macrochelys temminckii and M. suwanniensis) are the largest freshwater turtles in North America. In Florida, M. suwanniensis is only found in the Suwannee River drainage while M. temminckii occurs in river drainages across the panhandle. Learn about efforts to understand and conserve these animals.