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Coahuilan Box Turtle

The Coahuilan box turtle is a Mexican mostly-aquatic turtle species. It has been declared as Endangered by the IUCN.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Testudines
    Family Emydidae
    Genus Terrapene
    Species T. coahuila
    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 under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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