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Envirothon - Turtles of Michigan
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DNR List of Michigan Reptiles
Red Eared Slider
Trachemys scripta elegans
carapace:5-11, lives in Southern and Western Michigan in woodlands, near water, meadows, dune areas, gardens
Common Map Turtle
7-11 inch carapce, lives in the southern and western parts of the LP.
They live in larger bodies of water lakes, rivers, under logs and plant life.
Common Musk Turtle
a 3-5 inch carapace. They live in the southern Lower Peninsula in shallow waters, water plants, and sandy bottomed lakes.
carapace: 3.5-5" lives in the southern peninsula except the very north in small ponds, bogs, areas with peet moss, marshes, shallow waters, muddy water bottoms, areas of heavy aquatic plant life
6-10.5 inch carapce. They live in the Lower Peninsula in shallow waters, among aquatic plants, muddy water bottoms, marshes ponds, rivers
with a 4-7 inch carapace this turtle loves throughout Michigan in slow shallow rivers, lakes and ponds, and in lots of aquatic plants.
with an 8-18.5 inch carapce this turtle also lives throughout Michigan wide variety of water habitats, slow rivers, marshes, muddy water bottom, in areas of heavy aquatic plant life
Spiny Shoftshell Turtle
Apalone spinifera spinifera
female carapace:7-19" male carapace:5-9" it lives in the southern Lower peninsula in rivers, large lakes, muddy water bottoms, near basking logs, buried in mud
Carapace: 6-9", living in Northern lower peninsula and the upper peninsula. In rivers, streams, waters in wooded areas, sandy water bottom, on basking log
Eastern Box Turtle
Terrapene carolina carolina
Carapace:4.5-8.4", Open woodlands and adjacent meadows, thickets, and gardens, often near shallow ponds, swamps, or streams. Michigan's only truly terrestrial turtle.
Family Chelydridae (Snapping Turtles)
Family Emydidae (Pond, Box and Water Turtles)
Family Dermatemydidae (River Turtles)
Family Kinosternidae (Mud and Musk Turtles)
Family Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)
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