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Western Pond Turtle

Western Pond Turtles, also known as Pacific pond turtles, are small to medium sized turtles found in USA and Mexico. Though usually considered to belong to the genus Emys, it has also been documented as belonging in another genus Actinemys at times.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Testudines
    Family Emydidae
    Genus Emys
    Scientific Names Emys marmorata

    Length Approx. 20 cm (8 in) in carapace length
    Coloration Combination of dark brown or dull olive with light yellow
    Distribution Western coasts of the USA and Mexico
    Habitat Streams, rivers and ponds
    Diet Insects, crayfish, aquatic invertebrates, fish, tadpoles, frogs, carrion, filamentous algae, lily pads, tule and cattail roots
    Breeding Season May to August
    Clutch Size 1-13 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on January 29th 2017 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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