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Snapping Turtles And Big Headed Turtles

Chelydridae

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Chelydridae (Snapping Turtles And Big Headed Turtles) is a family of turtles. They have sexual reproduction. Reproduction is oviparous. They rely on drag powered swimming to move around.

  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/drag_based_swimming
  • Definition: Drag swimmers use a cyclic motion where they push water back in a power stroke, and return their limb forward in the return or recovery stroke. When they push water directly backwards, this moves their body forward, but as they return their limbs to the starting position, they push water forward, which will thus pull them back to some degree, and so opposes the direction that the body is heading. This opposing force is called drag. The return-stroke drag causes drag swimmers to employ different strategies than lift swimmers. Reducing drag on the return stroke is essential for optimizing efficiency.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of snapping turtles and big-headed turtles. View this species on GBIF
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snapping turtles and big-headed turtles Habitats

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