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  • In contrast to matamatas and other aquatic turtles that generate massive negative pressures and thereby employ suction to engulf prey, Chelydra is predominantly a ram-feeder that doesn’t generate negative pressure when it lunges.

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  • Along these lines, Lauder & Prendergast (1992) used high-speed video recording to study feeding behaviour in Chelydra.

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  • There we saw a beautiful Great Egret (Adrea alba), and a snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) coming up for air.

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  • Chelydra likes to skulk in aquatic vegetation, though it also floats near the water surface.

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  • They showed that Chelydra lunges and engulfs fish prey within 78 ms, with ‘peak head extension velocities of 152.5 cm per second’.

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  • Like Chelydra, Macroclemys grabs crustaceans, worms, fish, frogs and snakes, and it also eats static prey like plants and clams.

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  • Behavioral responses of hatchling painted turtles (Chrysemys picta) and snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina) at subzero temperatures.

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  • Macroclemys, the alligator snapper, is altogether different from Chelydra in terms of what it does and what it can do.

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  • So right now things are undecided, and Chelydra may or may not turn out to be polytypic.

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  • Recall that the term ‘snapper’ refers specifically to Chelydra serpentina, and is never used for alligator snapper Macroclemys temminckii.

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