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Common Map Turtle

Graptemys geographica




1 species ID suggestions

Peninsular Cooter
Psudemys peninsularis Florida cooter

10 Comments

So cute!

jansonjones
jansonjones 2 years ago

Sara -- If by "breed" you mean "species," I'm about 99.99999% positive this is a peninsula cooter hatchling, Pseudemys peninsularis -- just as Neil suggested. I leave myself .00001% chance of being wrong because I am, after all, merely a mortal. But seriously, that's Pseudemys peninsularis is through and through. (Map turtle carapaces are quite different, especially along the posterior. The third photograph is most revealing.)

SaraPassmore
SaraPassmore 2 years ago

does anybody know for sure what breed because i have a turtle that i am trying to figure out what species it is.......

jansonjones
jansonjones 2 years ago

I agree with Neil. I'm pretty sure this is a itty bitty cutie pattooti peninsula cooter, not a map turtle.

KarenL
KarenL 2 years ago

What a cutie!

chebeague7
chebeague7 2 years ago

so cute! how big?

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 2 years ago

What a cute little turtle! I think this is a hatchling Peninsular Cooter, Pseudemys peninsularis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_coo...). Great pictures.

Ietermagog
Ietermagog 2 years ago

Really special! Almost looks unreal. Great series of pics

Ajm0008
Ajm0008 2 years ago

Thanks Karen! :)

KarenL
KarenL 2 years ago

Very nice!

Florida, USA

Lat: 26.86, Long: -80.63

Spotted on Feb 5, 2012
Submitted on Feb 6, 2012

Spotted for mission

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