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Stripe-necked terrapin

Mauremys caspica


Amphibious reptile with oval, flattened shell. Young animals sometimes have shells marked with red or yellow patches. Older animals often have scarred shells, caked in silt in sun-bathing individuals. Neck marked with conspicuous stripes.


Favours ponds, streams and ditches. Found Iberia, Greece and Turkey.

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Algarve, Portugal

Lat: 37.16, Long: -7.72

Spotted on Apr 16, 2012
Submitted on Apr 22, 2012


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