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Terrapin species fact sheets

Leith’s Softshell Turtle (Aspideretes leithii)

May 23, 2017

  Taxonomy Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Family: Trionychidae Genus: Aspideretes Species: leithii Description Leith’s softshell turtle is a large species, which may reach 60cm (almost 2 ft) and weigh 30kg (66 lbs).  It has a […]

Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis)

May 23, 2017

Taxonomy Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Family: Geoemydidae Genus: Batagur Species: borneoensis Description Female painted terrapins are much larger than males. Females can reach up to 60 cm (nearly 2 ft) and weigh up to 25kg […]

Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin)

May 23, 2017

Size: Carapace (shell) length is 3 ½ -5 ½ inches in adult males, 6-9 inches in adult females, and 1-1 ¼ inches after hatching. Appearance: Deep diamond -like circular patterns on individual scutes (plates) on […]