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.