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 Barbour's Map Turtle (Graptemys barbouri)




Barbour's Map Turtle | Graptemys barbouri photo
Barbour's Map Turtle

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BARBOUR'S MAP TURTLE FACTS

Description
Barbour's Map Turtle has an olive green carapace with fine yellow and gray markings. It has black tipped spines, on the 2nd 3rd and 4th vertebrae. The underside is yellowish. The head is gray with prominent yellowish markings.

Size
length: males 9cm - 14cm; females 15cm - 31cm

Environment
rivers and large creeks

Food
mollusks, insects, small fish

Range
endemic to Florida, Georgia, and Alabama in the eastern United States

Conservation Status
LR|nt

Classification
Class:Reptilia
Order:Testudines
Family:Emydidae
Genus:Graptemys
Species:barbouri
Common Name:Barbour's Map Turtle


Relatives in same Genus
  Common Map Turtle (G. geographica)
  Mississippi Map Turtle (G. kohnii)
  Black knobbed Map Turtle (G. nigrinoda)
  False Map Turtle (G. pseudogeographica)
  Alabama Map Turtle (G. pulchra)