Sex determination is genetic, with no influence from nest temperature. Hatchlings and juveniles are shaped much like adults, although their color darkens with age. Growth slows with maturity.
This article is unpublished.
Appears under "Life Cycle"
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Tanya Dewey, Animal Diversity Web, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
Heather Stewart, Michigan State University
James Harding, Michigan State University, , 205 Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824
Stewart, H. 2009. "Apalone ferox" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 04, 2012 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Apalone_ferox.html
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