Peninsula Cooter Turtle (Pseudemys peninsularis)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Peninsula Cooter Turtle (Pseudemys peninsularis)

aka Pseudemys floridana subspecies peninsularis

Endemic to Florida (

Florida has approved strong conservation measures for freshwater turtles. “prohibited is taking species that look similar to the imperiled species, which include common snapping turtles and cooters.”


More photos of my new pond residents:



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