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Diamondback Terrapin

Malaclemys terrapin

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Diamondback Terrapin
Malaclemys terrapin Diamondback terrapin


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NickLombardi
NickLombardi 8 years ago

New jersey has some great habitat conservation programs that are keeping these guys at large, I'm quite thankful to grow up with critters like these

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 8 years ago

Nice photo, and spotting.
I hadn't ever seen one with the spots on its skin so large or dark. Interesting how the same critter can look different depending on where it is spotted.
Here is what they look like around North Florida - note the smaller skin spots, and much lighter spots and skin color. The shell has a reddish/orange tint in places as well.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/850...
they are becoming harder and harder to find around here due to their habitat being taken over by humans :(

NickLombardi
NickLombardi 9 years ago

Thanks guys

TimTwohig
TimTwohig 9 years ago

Awesome pic! They're is a small population that makes its way to Hundred Acre Cove here in RI!

beallburton
beallburton 9 years ago

Very cool looking turtle.

NickLombardi
Spotted by
NickLombardi

Barnegat Light, New Jersey, USA

Spotted on Jul 12, 2011
Submitted on Jan 27, 2012

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