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Pink Belly Sideneck Turtle

Description of Pink Belly Sideneck Turtle Originally found in Papua New Guinea and Australia, this turtle also goes by the name of Red Belly Sideneck Turtle. As the name suggests, the species typically has a red-pink belly with a grey shell and a breastplate of grey-coral pink. There are two yellow stripes on the neck […]

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Central American Wood Turtle

Description of Central American Wood TurtleCentral American Wood Turtle (Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima manni) is a turtle species of which a number of species and subspecies come from Central America, with a distribution range from Mexico to Northern Ecuador and Northern Brazil. It lives on the savannahs, in forests and on riverbanks. The distribution area of the […]

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Ornate Wood Turtle

Description of Ornate Wood Turtle The Ornate Wood turtle (Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima manni) is a common freshwater turtle that lives in a variety of aquatic habitats across North America. Although individual wood turtles do not always remain in one aquatic environment throughout a season, habitats that can provide them with more suitable resources for survival are […]

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Smooth Softshell Turtle

Smooth Softshell Turtle Smooth Softshell Turtle Description Compared to other turtle species, the smooth softshell turtles are large. The carapaces of the females grow up to 14 inches in length. The male Smooth Softshell Turtle carapaces only reach half of this length. It is very easy to recognize these turtles from the smooth appearance of […]

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Red Ear Slider Turtle Facts

Description of Red Ear Slider TurtleThe red ear slider turtle is a small freshwater turtle native to the Mississippi Valley in the southern United States. Red eared sliders are a medium-sized freshwater turtle, generally 125–200 mm long, but can grow up to 350 mm long. Females are usually larger than males (plastron length 150–195 mm, […]

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Florida Softshell Turtle

Description of Florida Softshell TurtleThe Florida Softshell Turtle is a species of softshell turtle native to the eastern United States, primarily in the state of Florida. It is the largest of the New World softshell turtles (which are all believed to have originated in the Old World). Individual specimens have been found released to the […]

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Asian Box Turtle

Description of the Asian Box Turtle The Asian Box Turtle belongs to the Geoemydidae family, specifically of the genus Cuora. There are about eleven species in this genus, and other subspecies. This particular species is characterized by the dome of its shell, from low to high. Three kneels on the carapace are usually the markers […]

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Matamata Turtle (Chelus fimbriata)

Description of the Matamata turtleThe matamata turtle may not be the cutest turtle but it certainly comes with unique attributes that are fascinating to say the least. First, it is a rugged turtle whose carapace looks like a bark with a neck that resembles a leaf. Its neck is much longer than its vertebrae. It […]

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Bog Turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii)

Description of Bog Turtles Weighing approximately 110 grams, bog turtle is the smallest species of turtle in North America. A mature male bog turtle has an average length of 3.7 inches while the female has an average length of 3.5 inches. The carapace is rectangular in shape and is narrower at the head and wider […]

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