Barbour’s Map Turtle


Common name : Barbour’s sawback

Scientific name : Graptemys barbouri

Family : Emydidae

Native to : South-Eastern United States

Interesting fact : Egg temperature of 25 degrees Celsius or less produces males and

30 degrees Celsius or more produces females.

Conservation status : Vulnerable

They are found near water bodies like rivers and are aggressive baskers. The pattern on its shell resembles waterways on maps giving it its name. Two to three spines form the top of the shell. These carnivores eat molluscs, insects and fish. They are large turtles with females growing to 12 inches and live for 15 to 20 years.

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