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Northern Map Turtle

Northern Map Turtles are aquatic reptiles that are quite known in the pet trade. They are endemic to North America and are the most abundant of all the map turtles.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Testudines
    Family Emydidae
    Subfamily Deirochelyinae
    Genus Graptemys
    Species G. geographica
    Scientific Name Graptemys geographica

    Other Names Common map turtle
    Length 10–27 cm (3.9–10.6in)
    Coloration The carapace is a bright combination of yellow, tan, or orange, surrounded by dark borders
    Distribution Mississippi-Missouri-Ohio-Tennessee system, the Great Lakes in the USA, as also in Canada
    Habitat Prefer large water bodies especially such areas having fallen trees and other debris
    Diet Molluscs, insects, crayfish
    Clutch Size 9-17 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on May 29th 2017 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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