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A recently published study by researchers from the University of Florida has shown how the river-dwelling northern map turtles have struggled to rebuild their populations since an unfortunate era of harvesting in the 1970’s.
Emydidae is a family that contains nearly fifty species of pond turtles, also known as marsh turtles, which can primarily be found in the Western Hemisphere. This family is most closely related to tortoises and shares a few characteristics with them including similar iliums. Most species within this family have an arched carapace, or upper shell, although some have domed shaped shells, and many have one or two ridges on the top of the shell, which is known as a keel. It is common for the top...
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...
The Black-knobbed Map Turtle (Graptemys nigrinoda) is endemic to the United States. It is a small to medium size turtle. Males average 4 inches in length with females being larger at about 7 inches in length. It has a narrow head like other map turtles. Its skin is light gray. This turtle is mostly an insect eater, but may also take crustaceans and fish when it is readily available. Photo Copyright and Credit
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