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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