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.

Longevidade:

37,5 years

Dieta:

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.).

Tamanho:

39 centimeters

Peso:

3,9 kilos.

Distribuição geográfica:

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

Conservação:

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

Habitat:

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

Reprodução:

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