Apalone spinifera preys on on various macroinvertebrates such as aquatic insects, crayfish, and occasionally a fish. They find their food underneath objects, along the floor of the lake, and in vegetation. They also hide in the floor substrate and grab prey as they swim by (Harding 1997).
Animal Foods: amphibians; fish; insects; mollusks; terrestrial worms; aquatic crustaceans
Primary Diet: carnivore (Insectivore , Eats non-insect arthropods)