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Florida Red-Bellied Cooter

pseudemys nelsoni


Had seen many "couples" of these turtles in mid February. Must be mating season for them.


Photographed at 6 Mile Cypress Slough Nature Preserve in Ft Myers Florida. Aquatic turtles.


No shortage of these aquatic turtles in SW florida. They appear to be vegitarian. Have seen many grazing on aquatic plants.

1 species ID suggestions

Florida red-bellied cooter
Pseudemys nelsoni Florida red-bellied cooter

1 Comment

JosephSpurr 6 years ago

Florida Red-Bellied Cooter. Thank you, Sanjaysaklani. Looks like correct Identification :)

Fort Myers, Florida, USA

Lat: 26.64, Long: -81.87

Spotted on Feb 7, 2012
Submitted on Feb 24, 2012

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