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European Pond Turtle

Emys orbicularis


The olive, brown or black European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis) is one of the few freshwater species that live in Europe. Although its appearance varies over its large range, this turtle is usually easily identifiable by the bright yellow or gold speckling on the dark carapace and skin of many juveniles and adults.


Acheron river, about 1 km from estuaries.

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Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Ηπείρου - Δυτικής Μακεδονίας, Greece

Spotted on Aug 7, 2016
Submitted on Aug 17, 2016

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