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Scorpion Mud Turtle

The Scorpion Mud Turtles are a species of common aquatic turtles that are found in parts of the continent of South America in four different subspecies.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Sauropsida
    Order Testudines
    Suborder Cryptodira
    Superfamily Trionychoidea
    Family Kinosternidae
    Genus Kinosternon
    Species K. scorpioides
    Scientific Name Kinosternon scorpioides

    Length 150 to 200 mm
    Coloration Orange-red to reddish brown (copper)
    Distribution Mexico, Central America, and South America
    Habitat Prefers muddy regions surrounding water bodies in the wild
    Diet Carnivorous; consumes different aquatic invertebrates, fish, and even carrion
    Clutch Size 1–8 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Not listed

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    Published on September 11th 2017 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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