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Appearance: They have two pairs of prefrontal scales, two claws on each of their forelimbs, thick, overlapping scutes on their shells, and mouths that resemble a beak.

Diet: Sponges and jelly fish

Location:
Tropical regions of the Alantic and Pacific Oceans. Hard-bottomed and reef habitats containing sponges. In water less than 60 feet deep.

Interesting facts:
The most dangerous time of their lives is right after they hatched and must scramble to the water. This is dangerous because most are eaten by gulls and crabs.

Information from:
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/

 
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