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European Pond Turtle

The shell of the European Pond Turtle averages between 7 and 14 inches. The top of the shell, or carapace, is oval shaped and smooth. The plastron has a small joint in the middle. Older European Pond Turtles are dark tan, olive green, or brown in col

East African Side Necked Turtle

At maturity, many African Side Necked Turtles often reach 8 inches in length. Usually, the carapace is slightly domed, and is dark in color, often black. The bottom shell, or plastron, is usually yellow with a dark edge, though the colors of the plas

Diamondback Terrapin

The Diamondback Terrapin is a moderately sized turtle characterized by the diamond-shaped, concentric markings on their upper shells. They are very handsome turtles. There are at least seven subspecies of the Diamondback Terrapin, which vary in marki

Cogwheel Turtle

The Cogwheel Turtle is easy to recognize due to its distinctive shell, which is marked by spines on the keel and pleural scutes. The Cogwheel Turtle grows between 7 and 8.5 inches (18 and 22 cm) in length, and weighs between 3.3 and 4.5 pounds (1.5 a

Box Turtle - Three Toe

Three Toed Box Turtles will grow to lengths of about 6 inches. As with the other North American box turtles, the plastron is hinged at the front and rear, allowing the turtle to close itself inside the shell when it feels threatened. The Three Toed B

Box Turtle - Ornate

The Ornate Box Turtle is a relatively small turtle, measuring only 4 to 6 inches in length. Their shells are dark brown with a yellow stripe and yellow lines down its back. They do not have teeth, but they use their sharp jaws to crush prey. The male

Box Turtle - Keeled

Rarely exceeding seven inches in length, the Keeled Box Turtle is a small animal. Unlike some other Asian turtles, they are not particularly colorful. They are usually brown in color and range in shade from light tan to dark brown or mahogany. The sc

Box Turtle - Indonesian

Indonesian Box Turtles are moderately sized animals, rarely exceeding eight inches as mature adults. Adult Indonesian Box Turtles have a domed carapace (top of the shell), while younger specimens usually have a flattened carapace. There are three sub

Box Turtle - Gulf Coast

Gulf Coast Box Turtles have a hinged plastron (the underside of the shell), which enables them to shut their shell completely. The carapace of this turtle, or the top side of the shell, is very rounded. The shell is dark brown, as are the skin and th

Box Turtle - Eastern

When full grown, Eastern Box Turtles are typically 4.5 to 6 inches long (11 to 15 centimeters), but they can grow to nearly 8 inches (20 centimeters). The Eastern Box Turtle has a high-domed, rounded, keeled carapace. The keel is much more pronounced

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