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western painted turtle

Chrysemys picta belli

1 Species ID Suggestions

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 10 years ago
western painted turtle
Chrysemys picta belli Painted turtle


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8 Comments

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 10 years ago

Definitely not shell rot, Karen is right. I have one of these as a pet (though a little bigger than this spotting!) and his shell is a similar pattern underneath.

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 10 years ago

That's not shell rot. You'd see a degradation of the shell. Having worked in the pet industry as a young adult(for a few decades) you see these guys fairly frequently(and the resulting diseases. Yellow eared sliders have a yellow belly. There is, if I remember correctly, one subspecies where the young are more brightly colored, but they fade as adults. This is a painted turtle.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

May be Yellow eared sliders...

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 10 years ago

Karen: Are the shell usually red like that or is that shell rot?

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 10 years ago

maybe it's yellow eared?

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 10 years ago

doesn't have a red ear

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 10 years ago

It looks like a red-eared slider with shell rot...

CodyBoyer
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CodyBoyer

Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Nov 23, 2011
Submitted on Nov 23, 2011

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