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Eastern Mud Turtle

The Eastern Mud Turtles are widely distributed throughout their endemic habitat in the United States. They are thus named due to their affinity for muddy habitats. These small reptiles make good pets.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Testudines
    Suborder Cryptodira
    Family Kinosternidae
    Genus Kinosternon
    Species K. subrubrum
    Scientific Name Kinosternon subrubrum

    Other Names Common mud turtle
    Length/Size 3–4 in (7.6–10.2 cm) carapace
    Body Coloration The carapace bears no pattern and might vary in coloration ranging from blackish to yellowish
    Range/Distribution Throughout the USA
    Habitat Rivers, lakes, swamps, ponds with lots of vegetation, spring-fed streams
    Diet/Food Omnivorous, consuming insects, small fish, snails, worms, and dark leafy greens
    Breeding Season June or July
    Clutch Size 2 and 5 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on November 25th 2018 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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