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Carolina Diamondbacked Terrapin

Malaclemys terrapin


Turtle with spots on the gray fleshy parts of the skin. Shell has concentric ring patterns in each scute or plate. The Diamond-backed Terrapin is categorized as "Near Threatened" (NT) by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.


Makes its home in brackish tidal marshes on the East coast.


Spotted on Big Talbot Island's Spoonbill Pond, Jacksonville, FL. These turtles have made a huge comeback after mass consumption and over hunting due to conservation efforts.

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robert emond
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robert emond

Spotted on May 28, 2018
Submitted on May 30, 2018

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