Painted turtle

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Chrysemys picta Painted turtle

Key ID features:

  • Medium-sized aquatic turtle with dark colored carapace (upper shell) and bright red markings on the lower shell and underside marginal edges of carapace.
  • Yellow lines on head, legs, and tail.
  • Colorful markings usually visible on basking turtles.
  • Adult carapace length 4-9 inches