Meaning of alligator snapper in English:

alligator snapper

noun

(also alligator snapping turtle)
  • A large snapping turtle occurring in fresh water around the Gulf of Mexico.

    Macroclemys temminckii, family Chelydridae

    ‘Historical records show alligator snappers up to 300 pounds have been captured in Georgia and Florida.’
    • ‘When submerged on the bottom of a river, it is easy to mistake the alligator snapper for a pile of rocks.’
    • ‘You can keep other species of turtles with alligator snappers provided they are the same size.’
    • ‘Although alligator snappers do not prefer moving water, it is necessary to keep the water from stagnating.’
    • ‘The alligator snapping turtle lays its eggs on dry land in soft earth or sand.’