Name:  Mata mata (Chelus fimbriatus)Phylum: ChordataClass: ReptiliaOrder: Testudines Family: Chelidae Region: South America, primarily in the Amazon and Orinoco basinsRisk of Extinction: Least ConcernMore Info: The mata mata can grow quite large, up to 33 pounds (15 kilograms). Are fairly sensitive to water quality, both in captivity and in the wild, so they can be harmed by pollutants(photo taken from http://les-z-animaux.e-monsite.com/k/les-reptiles/tortues-d-eau-et-tortues-terrestres/matamata-chelus-fimbriatus.html)

Name:  Mata mata (Chelus fimbriatus)

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Reptilia

Order: Testudines
 
Family: Chelidae
 
Region: South America, primarily in the Amazon and Orinoco basins

Risk of Extinction: Least Concern

More Info: The mata mata can grow quite large, up to 33 pounds (15 kilograms). Are fairly sensitive to water quality, both in captivity and in the wild, so they can be harmed by pollutants

(photo taken from http://les-z-animaux.e-monsite.com/k/les-reptiles/tortues-d-eau-et-tortues-terrestres/matamata-chelus-fimbriatus.html)

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