Scientific Name: Macrochelys temminckii

Found In: United States/Reservoirs and rivers

Size: Adults average 2.5 to 3 feet in length and weigh 150 to 170 pounds

Diet: Carnivore. Diet consists of fish and some small mammals.

Threat Level: Vulnerable. Habitat loss, international trade for its meat, pollution, and pesticide accumulation in its habitat are the major threats to this species.

Facts: To lure their prey, alligator snapping turtles have an appendage on the ends of their tongues that looks like a worm.