Turtle Species

Turtle Species

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Turtle Species Guide With Caresheets

Below you will find a few of the many different types of Turtle Species. In order to make filtering easy we have categorized them by different types of turtles including all of your favorites like Sliders, Box Turtles, Snapping Turtles and more!

To give you a little guidance ehere are a few helpful pages to get the most out of the site.

To learn more about each type of turtle, just click on the image or title and you will be taken to a more in depth overview of the turtle and most have guides on how to care for the turtles.

Sliders, Cooters, and Pond Turtles

Yellow-bellied slider
  •  Family: Emydidae
  •  Genus: Trachemys
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 5-13in (13-33cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 25+ years
Red Eared Slider
  •  Family: Emydidae
  •  Genus: Trachemys
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 6-10in (15-25cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 30 years
Florida Red-belly Turtle
  •  Family: Emydidae
  •  Genus: Pseudemys
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 8-15in (20-38cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 40 years
cumberland slider
  •  Family: Emydidae 
  •  Genus: Trachemys 
  • Type: Semi-Aquatic
  • Size: 11in (29cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 50 years
Eastern River Cooter
  •  Family: Emydidae
  •  Genus: Pseudemys 
  • Type: Aquatic​​​​
  • Size: 12in (30 cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 40 years
Japanese Turtle
  •  Family: ​​​​Geoemydidae
  •  Genus: Mauremys 
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 5-8 in (13-20 cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 20+ years
European Pond Turtle
  •  Family: Emydidae 
  •  Genus: Emys​​​​ 
  • Type: Semi-Aquatic
  • Size: 5-15in (13-38cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 40-60 years
Reeves Turtle (Chinese Pond Turtle)
  •  Family: Geoemydidae 
  •  Genus: Mauremys​​​​ 
  • Type: Semi-Aquatic
  • Size: 6-9in (15-23cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 10-20 years
indian tent turtle
  •  Family: Geoemydidae 
  •  Genus: Pangshura​​​ 
  • Type: Semi-Aquatic
  • Size: 3-9in (8-23cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 10-15 years
Bog Turtle
  •  Family: ​​​​Emydidae
  •  Genus: ​​​​Glyptemys
  • Type: Semi-Aquatic
  • Size: 3-5in (8-13 cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 40+ years
Matamata Turtle
  •  Family: ​​​​Chelidae
  •  Genus: Chelus 
  • Type: Aquatic​​​​
  • Size: 20in (51cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 40-75 years
Blanding's turtle
  •  Family: Emydidae 
  •  Genus: Emydoidea 
  • Type: Semi-Aquatic
  • Size: 10in (25cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 100 years
Pig Nosed Turtle
  •  Family: Carettochelyidae 
  •  Genus: Carettochelys​​​​ 
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 28in (71cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 30 years
chicken turtle
  •  Family: Emydidae 
  •  Genus: Deirochelys 
  • Type: Aquatic​​​​
  • Size: 10in (25cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 15-20 years
African-Helmeted-Turtle
  •  Family: Pelomedusidae​​​​ 
  •  Genus: Pelomedusa​​​​ 
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 8in (20cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 50 years
Big Headed Turtle
  •  Family: Platysternidae 
  •  Genus: Platysternon 
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 7-8 in (18-20 cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 20 years
Spotted Turtle
  •  Family: Emydidae 
  •  Genus: Clemmys 
  • Type: Aquatic​​​​
  • Size: 4-5 in (10-13 cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 25 years

Leaf Turtles

leaf turtles
  •  Family: Geoemydidae​​​​ 
  •  Genus: ​​Geoemyda​​ 
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 4-9 in (10-23 cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 20 years
Black-breasted leaf turtle
  •  Family: Geoemydidae 
  •  Genus: Geoemyda​​​​ 
  • Type: Aquatic​​​​
  • Size: 3-4in (7-11cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 20 years

Terrapins

Ornate-Diamondback-Terrapin
  •  Family: Emydidae​​​​ 
  •  Genus: Malaclemys 
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 5-8 in (13-20 cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 40 years

Snapping Turtles

Alligator Snapping Turtle
  •  Family: Chelydridae 
  •  Genus: Macrochelys
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 13-31in (33-79cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 20-70 years
Common Snapping Turtle
  •  Family: Chelydridae 
  •  Genus: Chelydra 
  • Type: Aquatic ​​​​
  • Size: 10-19in (25-48cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 40-50 years

Box Turtle Species

common_box-turtle-terrapene-carolina
  •  Family: ​​​​Emydidae
  •  Genus: Terrapene 
  • Type: Land​​​​
  • Size: 6-8in (15-20cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 50-100 years
Coahuilan-Box-Turtle
  •  Family: ​​​​Emydidae
  •  Genus: Terrapene 
  • Type: Aquatic​​​​
  • Size: 3-6in (15-20 cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 65 years
Ornate Box Turtle
  •  Family: ​​​​Emydidae
  •  Genus: Terrapene 
  • Type: Aquatic​​​​
  • Size: 4-5in (10-13 cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 40 years
Male eastern box turtle
  •  Family: ​​​​Emydidae
  •  Genus: Terrapene 
  • Type: Semi Aquatic​​​​
  • Size: 4-7in (10-18 cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 65 years
Desert Box Turtle
  •  Family: ​​​​Emydidae
  •  Genus: Terrapene 
  • Type: Semi Aquatic​​​​
  • Size: 4-5in (10-13 cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 30-40 years
Three-toed box turtle for sale
  •  Family: ​​​​Emydidae
  •  Genus: Terrapene 
  • Type: Semi Aquatic​​​​
  • Size: 4-5in (10-13 cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 30-40 years
Asian Box Turtle
  •  Family: Geoemydidae​​​​ 
  •  Genus: Cuora​​​​ 
  • Type: Semi Aquatic ​​​​
  • Size: 12 in (30 cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 100 years
Malaysian Box Turtle
  •  Family: Geoemydidae​​​​ 
  •  Genus: Cuora​​​​ 
  • Type: Semi Aquatic ​​​​
  • Size: 8 in (20 cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 35 years
Chinese box turtle for sale
  •  Family: Geoemydidae​​​​ 
  •  Genus: Cuora​​​​ 
  • Type: Semi Aquatic ​​​​
  • Size: 5.5-6.5in (14-16cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 100 years

Musk Turtle Species

Musk Turtle
  •  Family: Kinosternidae 
  •  Genus: Sternotherus 
  • Type: Aquatic​​​​
  • Size: 2-5.5in (5-14cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 50 years
Common Musk Turtle
  •  Family: Kinosternidae 
  •  Genus: Sternotherus 
  • Type: Aquatic​​​​
  • Size: 4-5in (5-13cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 30-50 years
Flattened Musk Turtle laying on riverbed
  •  Family: Kinosternidae 
  •  Genus: Sternotherus 
  • Type: Aquatic​​​​
  • Size: 3-4in (7-10cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 50 years
Loggerhead Musk Turtle
  •  Family: Kinosternidae 
  •  Genus: Sternotherus 
  • Type: Aquatic​​​​
  • Size: 3-4in (7-10cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 20 years
Razorback Musk Turtle
  •  Family: Kinosternidae 
  •  Genus: Sternotherus 
  • Type: Aquatic​​​​
  • Size: 6in (15cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 29 years

Mud Turtle Species

Mud-Turtles
  •  Family: Kinosternidae ​​​​ 
  •  Genus: Kinosternon 
  • Type: Aquatic​​​​
  • Size: 5-10in (13-25cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 10-50 years
Yellow Mud Turtle
  •  Family: Kinosternidae ​​​​ 
  •  Genus: Kinosternon 
  • Type: Aquatic​​​​
  • Size: 4-6in (10-15cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 10-50 years
Striped Mud Turtle
  •  Family: Kinosternidae ​​​​ 
  •  Genus: Kinosternon 
  • Type: Aquatic​​​​
  • Size: 4-5in (10-13cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 10-50 years
Scorpion Mud Turtle
  •  Family: Kinosternidae 
  •  Genus: Kinosternon 
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 3-11in (8-28 cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 40-50 years

Map Turtle Species

Barbour's Map Turtle
  •  Family: Emydidae 
  •  Genus: Graptemys 
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 3.5-5.5in (9-14cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 30 years
False Map Turtle
  •  Family: Emydidae 
  •  Genus: Graptemys 
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 3.5-10in (9-27cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 30-50 years
mississippi-map-turtle
  •  Family: Emydidae 
  •  Genus: Graptemys 
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 3.5-10in (9-27cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 30-50 years
Texas-Map-Turtle
  •  Family: Emydidae 
  •  Genus: Graptemys 
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 3.5-5in (9-13cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 30-50 years
Black knobbed map turtle
  •  Family: Emydidae 
  •  Genus: Graptemys 
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 3.5-8in (9-20cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 20-30 years
Ouachita Map Turtle (Graptemys_ouachitensis)
  •  Family: Emydidae 
  •  Genus: Graptemys 
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 3.5-10in (9-25cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 15-20 years
Northern Map Turtle
  •  Family: Emydidae
  •  Genus: Graptemys  
  • Type: Aquatic​​​​
  • Size: 4-6 in (10-15 cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 15-20 years

Painted Turtle Species

Painted Turtle
  •  Family: Emydidae 
  •  Genus: Chrysemys 
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 4-10in (10-25cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 25-55 years
Eastern Painted Turtle
  •  Family: Emydidae 
  •  Genus: Chrysemys 
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 4-5in (10-13cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 25 years
Midland-Painted-Turtle
  •  Family: Emydidae 
  •  Genus: Chrysemys 
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 4-10in (10-25cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 30-40 years
Southern-Painted-Turtle
  •  Family: Emydidae 
  •  Genus: Chrysemys 
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 4-6in (10-15cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 30-40 years
Western-Painted-Turtle
  •  Family: Emydidae 
  •  Genus: Chrysemys 
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 4-10in (10-25cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 30-40 years

Wood Turtle Species

wood turtle on beach (glyptemys-insculpta)
  •  Family: Geoemydidae  
  •  Genus: ​Rhinoclemmys​​​ 
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 4-12 in (10-30 cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 20-60 years
Painted Wood Turtle (Ornate Wood Turtle)
  •  Family: Geoemydidae 
  •  Genus: ​Rhinoclemmys​​​ 
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 5-8 in (13-20 cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 20-30 years
Central American Wood Turtle
  •  Family: Geoemydidae  
  •  Genus: ​Rhinoclemmys​​​ 
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 4-12 in (10-30 cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 20-30 years

Softshell Turtle Species

Indian Peacock Softshell (Nilssonia_hurum)
  •  Family: Trionychidae 
  •  Genus: Nilssonia​​​​ 
  • Type: Aquatic​​​​
  • Size: 23in (58 cm)  
  • LifeSpan: Unknown
Spiny Softshell Turtle for sale
  •  Family: Trionychidae 
  •  Genus: Apalone 
  • Type: Aquatic​​​​
  • Size: 9-18in (22-45cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 50 years
Florida Softshell Turtle
  •  Family: Trionychidae 
  •  Genus: Apalone 
  • Type: Aquatic​​​​
  • Size: Up to 30in (76cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 30+ years
Smooth Softshell Turtle
  •  Family: Trionychidae 
  •  Genus: Apalone 
  • Type: Aquatic​​​​
  • Size: 14in (35cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 20+ years
Chinese-Softshell-Turtle
  •  Family: Trionychidae 
  •  Genus: Pelodiscus
  • Type: Aquatic​​​​
  • Size: 10-13in (25-33cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 25+ years
Black Softshell Turtle (Botsami)
  •  Family: Trionychidae 
  •  Genus: Nilssonia
  • Type: Aquatic​​​​
  • Size: 35in (90cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 50 years
African Softshell Turtle
  •  Family: Trionychidae 
  •  Genus: Trionyx 
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 37in (95cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 24-45 years

Snakeneck & Sideneck Turtle Species

African-Sideneck-Turtle
  •  Family: Pelomedusidae
  •  Genus: Pelusios
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 8-10in (20-25cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 50 years
Common-Snakeneck-Turtle-Chelodina_longicollis
  •  Family: Chelidae
  •  Genus: Chelodina
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 18in (45cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 30+ years
Eastern-Snake-Necked-Turtle-Chelodina-longicollis
  •  Family: Chelidae 
  •  Genus: Chelodina 
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 9-10in (23-25cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 37 years
Pink belly sideneck
  •  Family: Chelidae 
  •  Genus: Emydura 
  • Type: Aquatic
  • Size: 10in (25cm)  
  • LifeSpan: 50+ years
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