Definition of softshell
: any of a family (Trionychidae) of freshwater carnivorous turtles that have sharp claws and mandibles and a flat round shell covered with soft leathery skin instead of with horny plates —called also soft-shelled turtle
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Yangtze softshell turtles, also called Red River turtles, are the largest freshwater turtles in the world.
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