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					Eastern Spiny Softshell

        Jasmine
• It has a snorkle–like snout.
• It has yellow eyes.
• They live in large rivers.
• It eats water animals including fish.
• The scientific name is apalone spinifera
  Spinifera.
• Males are 5 to 9 inches and females are
  7 to 17 inches.
• It lives in the eastern part of Missouri.
• It isn’t in danger.
• A large female turtle can live 50 years.
• They can lay 9 to 38 eggs.
• To help people it eats pests.
• The family is Trionychidae.
• The order is Testudae.