A turtle is a type of reptile with a hard outer shell as its primary feature. The Chelon race resembled large saber-toothed turtles. The inhabitants of Floe I resemble Earth turtles while on the surface of the planet. They loose the protective shell when they enter warmer climates. (TOS comic: "Ice Journey") In Japanese mythology, the turtle represents longevity and good luck. (TNG short story: "Bedside Matters") Cervantes Quinn noted that the Dulcinea handled like a turtle slogging through the mud while traveling through the wormhole to the Jinoteur system. (VAN - Declassified novella: The Stars Look Down) Starfleet officers jokingly called the K'el Ri'anda class starship the turtle due to the ship's relatively poor performance and bloated appearance. (FASA RPG module: Klingon Ship Recognition Manual) On Ceti Alpha V before the planet had been laid waste, Marla McGivers and Zuleika Walker encountered a giant turtle. (TOS novel: To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh) On the planet Droplet, Melora Pazlar had wondered if a series of floating islands were some kind of giant turtles. (TTN novel: Over a Torrent Sea) See also[edit | edit source] Turtlehead External links[edit | edit source] Turtle article at Memory Alpha, the wiki for canon Star Trek. Turtle article at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from "https://memory-beta.fandom.com/wiki/Turtle?oldid=375258" Categories: Memory Beta articles sourced from comics Memory Beta articles sourced from novels Memory Beta articles sourced from novellas Memory Beta articles sourced from RPGs Memory Beta articles sourced from games Animals Earth animals Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.