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Tabasco Mud Turtle

Tabasco mud turtle is a species of small, freshwater turtle found in Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala. The carnivorous species is known to be secretive and nocturnal.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Testudines
    Family Kinosternidae
    Genus Kinosternon
    Scientific Name Kinosternon acutum


    Other Names Pochitoque
    Size Male: Around 10.5 cm
    Female: Around 12 cm
    Color Reddish brown carapace with dark lines
    Distribution Mexico, Belize, Guatemala
    Habitat Small streams, ponds and marshes in forests and savannas
    Diet Carnivorous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 1 to 3 eggs
    IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

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    Published on August 22nd 2017 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 21st August 2017.

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