Razorback or Loggerhead Musk?

Species and sex I.D. questions.
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cherylread
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Razorback or Loggerhead Musk?

Post by cherylread » Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:17 am

Can anyone help identify this little guy or girl. Not sure if its a loggerhead or razorback.
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Re: Razorback or Loggerhead Musk?

Post by Zekee » Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:12 am

Could you get a pictre of the carapace from the side please?

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Re: Razorback or Loggerhead Musk?

Post by cherylread » Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:27 pm

Does this help at all?
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Re: Razorback or Loggerhead Musk?

Post by cherylread » Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:30 pm

Also - is it normal for turtles to grow algae? This was a rescue and completely covered in green tufts of algae. I have brushed about 3 times now but as you can see he is still looking quite green. Is there anything I can do to get rid of it?

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Re: Razorback or Loggerhead Musk?

Post by Zekee » Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:45 pm

I believe this is a razorback, as I can't see any evidence of a gular scute, the vertebral scutes also overlap, whereas a loggerheads don't.

Algae is perfectly natural, but with improved water conditions you won't see as much.

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