Bowser-Alligator Snapping Turtle

BOWSER-Alligator Snapping Turtle

Sex: Male

Latin name: Macrochelys temminckii

Native Home: The Alligator Snapping Turtle is native to freshwater habitats in the United States.Alligator Snapping Turtles are found primarily in southeastern United States waters. They are found from the Florida Panhandle west to east Texas, north to southeastern Kansas, Missouri, southeastern Iowa, western IIllinois, southern Indiana, western Kentucky, and western Tennessee.  Macrochelys temminckii is one of the heaviest freshwater turtles in the world.

Size:  Alligator Snapping Turtles can reach sizes of 30-40" across and 150-180 lbs.


Reproduction: Alligator Snapping Turtle females lay eggs on an alternate-year basis. A clutch may contain 8 to 52 eggs and incubation takes 100 to 140 days.

Lifespan:  Average life span in The Wild of a  Alligator Snapping Turtle is 20 to 70 years.