Soft-shelled turtle
Soft-shell Soft"-shell`, Soft-shelled Soft"-shelled`, a. Having a soft or fragile shell. [1913 Webster]

{Soft-shell clam} (Zo["o]l.), the long clam. See {Mya}.

{Soft-shelled crab}. (Zo["o]l.) See the Note under {Crab}, 1.

{Soft-shelled turtle}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Soft tortoise}, under {Soft}. [1913 Webster]


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  • soft-shelled turtle — ☆ soft shelled turtle n. any of a family (Trionychidae) of aquatic turtles of North America, Asia, and Africa, with a soft, oval, leathery shell; esp., a North American genus (Trionyx) common in the Mississippi drainage …   English World dictionary

  • soft-shelled turtle — noun A variant form of soft shell turtle …   Wiktionary

  • soft-shelled turtle — noun voracious aquatic turtle with a flat flexible shell covered by a leathery skin; can inflict painful bites • Syn: ↑pancake turtle • Hypernyms: ↑turtle • Hyponyms: ↑spiny softshell, ↑Trionyx spiniferus, ↑smooth softshell …   Useful english dictionary

  • soft-shelled turtle — /sɒft ʃɛld ˈtɜtl/ (say soft sheld tertl) noun any of various turtles of the family Trionychiadae, having a leathery shell overlying the bony carapace and plastron, instead of the usual one of horny plates. See leathery turtle …   Australian English dictionary

  • soft-shelled turtle — noun see softshell …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • soft-shelled turtle — any of numerous aquatic turtles of the family Trionychidae, inhabiting North America, Asia, and Africa, having the shell covered with flexible, leathery skin instead of horny plates. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • Malayan Soft-Shelled Turtle — Taxobox name = Malayan Soft Shelled Turtle status = LR/lc | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Reptilia ordo = Testudines familia = Trionychidae genus = Dogania species = D. subplana binomial = Dogania subplana… …   Wikipedia

  • Chinese Soft-shelled Turtle — Taxobox | name = Chinese Soft Shelled Turtle status = VU status system = iucn3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Sauropsida ordo = Testudines familia = Trionychidae genus = Pelodiscus species = P. sinensis binomial = Pelodiscus… …   Wikipedia

  • Asiatic Soft Shelled Turtle — The Asiatic Soft Shelled Turtle (Trionyx sinensis) is a species of freshwater turtle found in Malaysia. Where the species first lived is not known, but now the species is being breed in a turtle farms and available for commercial use. Naturally,… …   Wikipedia

  • Wattle-necked Soft-shelled Turtle — Taxobox | name = Wattle Necked Soft Shelled Turtle status = EN | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Sauropsida ordo = Testudines familia = Trionychidae genus = Palea species = P. steindachneri binomial = Palea… …   Wikipedia

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