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Spanish Pond Turtle

Spanish pond turtle is a species of turtle found in the Mediterranean region. There are two subspecies of this species.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Testudines
    Family Geoemydidae
    Genus Mauremys
    Scientific Name Mauremys leprosa

    Other Names Mediterranean turtle
    Color Ash upper shell with gray head
    Distribution Spain, Portugal, France, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, introduced into Italy
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Average Lifespan Up to 24.5 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on September 13th 2017 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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