Coahuilan Box Turtle
The Coahuilan box turtle is a Mexican mostly-aquatic turtle species. It has been declared as Endangered by the IUCN.
|Scientific Name||Terrapene coahuila|
|Other Names||Aquatic box turtle|
|Length||Up to 16.8 cm|
|Coloration||Shades of black|
|Distribution||Cuatro Ciénegas in Mexico’s Coahuila|
|Habitat||Prefers marshy areas with tall grass; lives in shallow water with dense vegetation and a muddy bottom|
|Diet||Beetles, true bugs, reptiles, fly larvae, dragonfly nymphs, fish, crayfish, and plant matter|
|Breeding Season||September to June|
|Clutch Size||2-3 eggs|
|Mode of Reproduction||Oviparous|
|IUCN Conservation Status||Endangered|
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Published on September 14th 2017 by staff under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.
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