Sternotherus minor, 30 October 2016

Sternotherus minor, the Loggerhead musk turtle;
Levy county, Florida (30 October 2016).

The Loggerhead musk turtle is a fairly small and robust aquatic species ranging throughout the Northern Florida peninsula and much of Georgia. It only grow upwards to three to five inches in carapace length but sports an impressively large, blockish head. This individual was photographed in a spring-fed run in Levy county, Florida.

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