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Yellow Spotted Amazon River Turtle

An immensely large turtle, the Yellow-Spotted Amazon River Turtle averages between 14 and 27 inches in carapace length. The olive green, brown, or gray carapace is a very high carapace with a raised ridge, known as a keel, in the middle. The plastron

Wood Turtle - North American

A moderately sized turtle, the North American Wood Turtle averages between 5 1/2 and 8 inches in length. They are called "Wood Turtles" not because of their habitat, but because it was thought that their shell resembled in both appearance and texture

Wood Turtle - Central American

A very attractive animal, the Ornate Wood Turtle is awash in red and black. The face is adorned with thin red lines, and the legs, tail, plastron (underside of the shell), and marginal scutes (sides of the shell) are heavily marked with red and black

Spotted Turtle

The Spotted Turtle gets its name from the yellow spots that cover its carapace. As a young Spotted Turtle, they have one yellow spot per scute. As the Spotted Turtle ages, its spots begin to fade. Sometimes they completely lack spots and the carapace

Softshell Turtle - Florida

The Florida Softshell gets its name from its leathery and scuteless shell. The rim of their shell is the only flexible part of their carapace, though the soft appearance of their shell would seem to imply otherwise. When younger, these turtles' shell

Softshell Turtle - Eastern Spiny

Although female Eastern Spiny Soft Shell Turtles can grow to lengths of about 17 inches, many times males are only about 8t inches long. The carapace is leathery rather than bony, and the edges are flexible. The carapaces of males have a rough, sand

Softshell Turtle - Black Rayed

Black Rayed Softshell Turtles usually grow to about 27.5 inches (70 centimeters) in length. Their shells are more leathery than hard and are black to very dark brown in color. Black Rayed Softshell Turtles have shells that are more flat than domed. T

Snapping Turtle

A moderately sized turtle, the Snapping Turtle generally averages between 7 and 9 inches in length. Their oval carapace has a serrated rear edge and ranges between shades of tan or brown to very dark brown, close to black. They often have thin carame

Reeve's Terrapin

Rectangular rather than oval like other semi-aquatic turtles, the Reeve's Terrapin rarely exceeds five inches in length. The carapace is characterized by the three raised ridges, or keels, that run the length of the shell. The coloration of Reeve's T

Red Eared Slider

Bright bands on the sides of the Red Eared Slider's head are where they get their name. These bands are not always red, often varying from orange to an almost brick red color; and sometimes they do not appear at all. These bands may also be broken in

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