Florida Striped Mud Turtle
A Striped Mud Turtle
Kinosternon baurii

Photo credit: Peter May

 

The Endangered Reptiles of Florida

 

 

The Turtles of Florida

 

Endangered or Threatened Florida Sea Turtles

 

Endangered or Threatened Florida Freshwater Turtles

 

The Striped Mud Turtle
Kinosternon baurii

 

This small Endangered Turtle at maturity reaches

only about five inches and is easily identified

by its three yellow or creamy beige stripes.

 

The Striped Mud Turtle prefers swampy, shallow,

 still waters and is found most anywhere in Florida.

Its habitat ranges in the South from the Keys

and North to Virginia along the Eastern Coast.

 

As for its diet, the Striped Mud Turtle is

omnivorous and will investigate nearly

anything it comes across, including cow dung.

 


Places to learn more:

 

Calusa Nature Center

Striped Mud Turtle

 

Dr. David Kirkpatrick: Article

Striped Mud Turtle

 

Peter May

Turtles of Lake Woodruff

 

Turtles of the World

Striped Mud Turtle

 

University of Calgary

Striped Mud Turtle

 

University of Florida

Turtles and Aquatic Plants

 


 

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Educating Visitors About Florida's Wildlife June 20, 2008

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