Geoffroy Toadhead Turtle

• Nome científico: Phrynops geoffroanus
• Classe: Reptile
• Hábitos alimentares: Carnivore
• Status de conservação: Not evaluated

Informações gerais:

He has diurnal and aquatic habits. The most prominent feature of this species are black and wide bands that extend longitudinally through the eye, also have a pair of dewlap on the chin with the black end.


37,5 years


They feed mainly on fish, crustaceans and fruits in a natural environment. At the São Paulo Aquarium they consume leaves, small insects and proteins (fish, beef, poultry meat, etc.).


39 centimeters


3,9 kilos.

Distribuição geográfica:

South America, found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Guyana, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil.


The main threats to the species are habitat destruction and illegal use (fishing for food).


They inhabit rivers of currents, meandronic rivers, channels and lakes with gallery forests and closed canopy.


Females can have up to 4 spawns per year, but always in periods of rain (between June and August). The female can lay 6 to 32 eggs that take up to 6 months to hatch.

Localização no Aquário de São Paulo:

Freshwater sector