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White-Lipped Mud Turtle

White-lipped Mud Turtle is a species of ‘vulnerable’ amphibians that are found in parts of South America. They have two subspecies – the Northern and the Southern. They are common in the pet trade.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Testudines
    Suborder Cryptodira
    Family Kinosternidae
    Subfamily Kinosterninae
    Genus Kinosternon
    Species K. leucostomum
    Scientific Name Kinosternon leucostomum

    Length Small to medium-small
    Coloration Patterns of dark brown, beige, tan, and orange
    Distribution Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Belize, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Mexico
    Habitat In the soft bottoms of water bodies with quiet waters
    Diet Omnivorous; consumes almost everything including earthworms, aquatic insects, fish, meat, crayfish, snails, carcass, lettuce and duckweed
    Clutch Size Around 5 clutches of 1 or 2 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on April 3rd 2017 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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