Definition of alligator snapper in English:

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alligator snapper

(also alligator snapping turtle)


A large snapping turtle occurring in fresh water around the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Macroclemys temminckii, family Chelydridae.
Example sentences
  • Historical records show alligator snappers up to 300 pounds have been captured in Georgia and Florida.
  • When submerged on the bottom of a river, it is easy to mistake the alligator snapper for a pile of rocks.
  • You can keep other species of turtles with alligator snappers provided they are the same size.

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