What's the difference between a turtle and tortoise?
Differences between turtles and tortoises include:
- Turtles primarily live in water (fresh water and oceans) and so have webbed front feet or flipper-like fins to make swimming easier.
- Tortoises live almost exclusively on land, so do not have flippers, but normal feet without webbing, often with sharp claws for digging. They only enter water to drink or wash themselves off, and can in fact drown in strong currents. They may be found in arid areas.
- Turtles tend to have flatter shells than tortoises, while tortoises have a more domed shell.
- Turtles can be omnivorous, eating both plants and insects; tortoises eat only plants and leaves and other vegetation, so they are herbivorous, especially preferring moisture-bearing vegtation.
- Turtles can migrate from one place to another, swimming mighty oceans; tortoises tend to stay in one area.
- Baby tortoises move from their nest to their mother's burrow very soon after hatching. Turtles stay in the original nest for 90-100 days.
- Tortoises have a much longer life span (80-150 years) than turtles (20-40 years)
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Tortoises occupy their own taxonomic family, called testudinidae . All types of land and aquatic turtles come ina wide range of sizes, colors, and shapes. Sometimes the name"t…errapin" refers to those animals that fall somewhere between aturtle and tortoise, because they live in swampy areas or beginlife underwater and eventually move to dry land. Turtles may live in freshwater, the ocean, or brackish ponds andmarshland. Their front feet might be fins or merely webbed toeswith streamlined back feet to help them swim. Turtles have flatterbacks than tortoises, and may spend all or part of their livesunderwater. They mate and lay eggs underwater or on the shore. Someturtles sun themselves on logs, rocks, or sandy banks. During coldweather, they burrow in mud and go into torpor, a state similar tohibernation.
While similar (both have shells) the tortoise lives on land, and is a herbivore. The turtle lives in water, and is an omnivore. They can be distinguished by the shape of their… shells- turtles are streamlined for swimming and diving, tortoises are dome shaped.
Turtles live in or near to water while tortoises live on dry land.
Tortoises live in Land, whereas Turtles live in freshwater ponds. Tortoises feed on leaves whereas Turtles feed on fish,plants etc
Turtles live most of there life in the see and Tortoises live on land most of their lifes Turtles have flippers while tortoises have claws.
one is land and one is water!. one is land and one is water!
both are reptiles and testudines. their limbs are quite similar 2 Turtles and tortoises make up the order Testudines in the class Reptilia. Tortoises make up the family Testud…inidae in the order Testudines. Tortoises live entirely on land. Aquatic turtles come onto land to mate and lay eggs, and some hibernate in burrows during the winter. Turtles and tortoises are cold blooded except for Leatherback sea turtles that produce internal heat in their muscles while swimming. Most turtles are omnivores, although some seagoing turtles are carnivores. Tortoises are generally herbivores, although some have been known to scavenge carrion. Tortoises and turtles are toothless, but have hard rough tongues and plates on their jaws with which they are able to grind their food. Tortoises have much thicker and heavier shells that tortoises. Aquatic turtles that seldom leave the water have the lightest and thinnest shells. Turtles and tortoises are very similar in anatomy and physical characteristics. Turtles and tortoises have much in common, as tortoises are abranch from the much larger group of turtles. Features include abone shell, and a neck that buckles in an 'S' curve in order topull the head back and protect it - although sea turtles have avery reduced ability to pull their heads back.
They are the exact same accept the amount of time they can stay out of water.
A turtle is typically found in or near the water, a tortoise is a dry land animal that can be found in the desert.
tortoise is bigger. and MOST types of tortoise lives on land and the turtle lives in water and land. tortoise claw is pointy so as its mouth! the beak?
turtles live only in the water. tortoises live only on land. terrapins spend their lives in and out of the water.
a turtle swims in the sea and has a long neck tortoises live on land and get very big
A division of reptiles , called chelonians , includes turtles, tortoises, and terrapins. For the most part, the difference between a turtle and tortoise is more of a rough s…emantic category than a strict taxonomic separation. Colloquially, both biologists and lay people use the word, "turtle" to mean all chelonians. In general, turtles live in or near the water and have adapted to swim by holding their breath underwater. Tortoises live primarily in arid regions, built for storing their own water supply and walking on sandy ground. In a biological respect, a tortoise is a kind of a turtle, but not all turtles are tortoises. Tortoises occupy their own taxonomic family, called testudinidae . All types of land and aquatic turtles come in a wide range of sizes, colors, and shapes. Sometimes the name " terrapin " refers to those animals that fall somewhere between a turtle and tortoise, because they live in swampy areas or begin life underwater and eventually move to dry land.
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a tortoise is smaller than a sea turtle No,a sea turtle is SMALLER than a tortoise
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tortoise live on land,on sand. turtles live in water. and terrapin live on both. you already know the difference between tortoise and turtle.but you dont know the difference b…etween terrapin. well,terrapin has a long neck and soft shell.
The difference is that turtle limbs are made for swimming andtortoise limbs are not.