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Midland Painted Turtle



Chrysemys picta marginata
  • 11.5-14cm; record 19.5cm
  • Females larger than males
  • Smooth, olive to brownish-grey carapace with orange-red margins
  • Yellow plastron with dark central blotch
  • Neck, legs and tail striped with red and yellow; yellow blotch behind each eye
  • Males have very long nails on front feet
  • Often seen basking on logs
  • Lays 3-14 oval, white, smooth-shelled eggs
  • NOT AT RISK