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European pond turtle

Emys orbicularis


The European pond turtle is a medium size turtle and varies quite a bit across its distribution, from 12 to 38 cm length. Its shell is brown with a hint of green, spotted yellow.


Emys orbicularis turtles prefer to live in wetlands surrounded by a large proportion of natural, wooded, landscape.


Life span is 40–60 years. They can live over 100 years but it is very rare and unusual.

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Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lat: 44.45, Long: 19.00

Spotted on Aug 3, 2017
Submitted on Aug 9, 2017

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