Peninsula Cooter Turtle (Pseudemys peninsularis)

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Central Florida Critter of the Day

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Peninsula Cooter Turtle (Pseudemys peninsularis)

aka Pseudemys floridana subspecies peninsularis

Endemic to Florida (http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/species/reptiles.pdf)

Florida has approved strong conservation measures for freshwater turtles. prohibited is taking species that look similar to the imperiled species, which include common snapping turtles and cooters.

Learn: http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/managed/freshwater-turtles/

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