These turtles have a shell that is thick, heavy, and smooth. It is so smooth that it almost looks like it is made of leather. They are not very picky about their habitat and can live in any freshwater aquatic environment within their range. Primarily, however, they live in large lagoons, lakes, and rivers.
The turtle has suffered very badly at the hands of humans. Hunting the Hickatee is relatively easy, as it is naturally docile and inactive during the day and highly lucrative when sold at the market. As of now, the species is considered critically endangered and needs our immediate attention.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size)/ Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No