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Blandings Turtle

Emydoidea blandingii
  • 12.5-18 cm; record 27.4cm
  • Carapace black to greyish-brown with numerous yellowish spots or streaks
  • Plastron has a flexible grooved hinge that allows lower shell to close upward to protect head and legs
  • Bright yellow on chin and throat
  • Protruding eyes
  • Domed shell obvious while it basks on logs, rocks or clumps of vegetation
  • Lays 6-11 oval, dull white, hard-shelled eggs