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Florida Box Turtle

Florida box turtles are a medium-sized subspecies of turtles found in Florida State in the United States and southeastern Georgia. They are diurnal.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Subclass Anapsida
    Order Testudines
    Family Emydidae
    Genus Terrapene
    Species Terrapene carolina
    Scientific Name Terrapene carolina bauri

    Size 4-8 in
    Weight 1 – 2 lbs
    Color Underside is yellow to black; outer shell possess bright radiating yellow stripes
    Distribution Florida and southeastern Georgia (United States)
    Habitat Wetlands, marshlands, swamps, moist forested areas, wet meadows
    Diet Slugs, snails, crayfish, spiders, millipedes, earthworms, frogs, salamanders, snakes, small mammals, lizards, wild berries, mushrooms, fruit, insects, carrion
    Hibernation Fact Do not hibernate in winter
    Breeding Season Spring
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 3 to 5 eggs
    Reproductive Age 5 to 6 years of age
    Average Lifespan 25 to 30 years; however, may reach 50 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on October 26th 2016 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 7th June 2019.

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