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Stripe-necked terrapin

Mauremys caspica

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Reference

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