Common name : Green map turtle
Scientific name : Graptemys caglei
Family : Emydidae
Native to : United States
Interesting fact : They are the smallest of map turtles with the larger females measuring only 7 inches.
Conservation status : Endangered
Fine map-like swirling lines mark its shell and skin. Spines run down the centre of the shell. They are active by day and love to bask in the sun excessively. They live in muddy rivers. Males are much smaller and eat only insects while the larger females can even eat clams. They are very good pets living for 15 years.