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Ringed Map Turtle

Ringed Map Turtle is a species of spectacularly-patterned river turtles that are found in a limited area in the USA.

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

    Other Names Ringed sawback
    Length Up to 22 cm (8.5 in)
    Coloration Beige color rings patterned with darker beige base separated by brown to olive green squares, pentagons or hexagons
    Distribution Southern USA, only in the Pearl River system in Mississippi and Louisiana
    Habitat Freshwater, semi-terrestrial areas
    Diet Different kinds of insects like caddisfly larvae, aquatic beetles and their larvae, dragonfly nymphs, and mayflies; also consume plant matter and material scraped from submerged logs
    Clutch Size 1-10 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on February 1st 2017 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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