Communication and Perception
Little has been reported about communication and perception in Florida softshell turtles. Another American softshell turtle, Apalone spinifera, was reported to have some orientation ability for migratory movement; orientation seemed to be dependent on solar (sun) cues coupled with an internal time sense. Hatchlings oriented towards light and (unseen) water. Color vision seems likely in softshell turtles.
Communication Channels: visual
Perception Channels: visual ; tactile ; chemical