Barbour’s Map Turtle
The Barbour’s Map Turtle (Graptemys barbouri) is a species of turtle that is endemic to the eastern United States in rivers located in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. These specimens are outlawed from ownership in Georgia and Alabama. In Florida, up to two may be kept in captivity, however, like all map turtles, it is protected and turtles under 4 inches cannot be sold or traded.
Adult Barbour’s Map Turtles average from 3.5 to 12.5 inches in length. Males are smaller and generally grow to 5.5 inches. These turtles have black tipped spines. These are more noticeable in males, and resemble a dorsal fin. These turtles are a yellow and green color, and are U or V shaped.
Their diet consists mainly of mollusks, insects, and small fish found in rivers.