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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 - 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 - 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

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

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

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

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

Florida Cooter

Averaging between 9 and 13 inches, the Florida Cooter is a moderately sized turtle. They are very similar in appearance to the River Cooter. Florida Cooters have a dark carapace and light yellow plastron that lacks a pattern. Their shell is patterned

Fly River Turtle

A heavy turtle, the Fly River Turtle can reach nearly 50 pounds (23 kg) and be as long as 22 inches (56 centimeters). They are gray, with varying hues of brown, olive on top, and yellow, off white or white on the underside. They have light colored ja

Honduran Wood Turtle

Growing to lengths of about 8 inches (20 centimeters), Honduran Wood Turtles have reddish brown shells. Females tend to grow larger than males. A small raised line divides the carapace in half. The scutes are nicely sculpted. Honduran Wood Turtles ha

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