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Striped Mud Turtle

The striped mud turtle is an aquatic species in the United States. Due to its fuss-free behavior, many people love to keep the turtle as their pet. Its scientific name Kinosternon baurii has been given after Georg Baur, the renowned herpetologist.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Testudines
    Suborder Cryptodira
    Family Kinosternidae
    Genus Kinosternon
    Species Kinosternon baurii


    Size 3 – 5 inches(8-13 cm)
    Weight 3-9 oz(85-255 gram)
    Color Brown carapace and rust plastron, twp yellow stripes on two sides of head
    Distribution Southeastern United States of America
    Habitat Freshwater
    Diet Fish, plants, algae, snails, worms, and insects
    Predators Young hatchlings are susceptible to attacks of other species
    Breeding time September-June
    Clutch size 1-3 eggs
    Incubation period Around 100 days
    Reproductive age 3-4 years for males and 5-6 years for females
    Average lifespan 15-50 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on December 14th 2018 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 1st December 2018.

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