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Matamata turtle.  The fringed flaps along the head and neck of this unusual turtle look like weeds or algae and help the animal to stay camoflaged until prey swims by, Chelus fimbriata Matamata turtle. The fringed flaps along the head and neck of this unusual turtle look like weeds or algae and help the animal to stay camoflaged until prey swims by. Matamata Photo.
Image ID: 13972  
Species: Matamata, Chelus fimbriata
 

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Updated: October 21, 2019