The softshell turtle is part of the Trionychidae family. They are a freshwater turtle though some are known to live in brackish waters as well. The name comes from the lack of scales like other turtles. The main part of their back is made from bone but the outer edges are lacking bone. In parts of East Asia, softshell turtles are eaten as a delicacy, mixing them with chicken in a stew.
- Parts of the shell are held by wire
- Shell Length 22.3cm (8.8in)
- Shell Width 20.7cm (8.1in)
- Shell Height 6.2cm (2.4in)