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Herps of Illinois

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Smooth Softshell

Apalone mutica

Illinois Natural History
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A. mutica. Front edge of carapace is smooth

A. mutica, nose detail. Nostrils are round. All other softshells have a ridge in each nostril arising from the septum between the nostrils.