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Top 7 Weirdest Turtle Shells

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3. Mata Mata
What’s the Matter?

The mata mata lives in the Amazon basin in South America. Its shell has fringe-like protrusions. They catch prey by suddenly opening their mouths. The fish are sucked into their mouths by the flow of water, and swallowed whole.

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