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.
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.).
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