Deirochelys reticularia chrysea, 14 July 2014

Deirochelys reticularia chrysea, the Florida chicken turtle;
Volusia county, Florida (14 July 2014).

The Florida chicken turtle is a fairly small aquatic species. Check out that trimming/lining at the edge of each scute on the carapace! Though I sometimes have a devil of a time differentiating between some cooters and sliders from a distance, Florida chicken turtles are typically quite clear and distinctive. This is perhaps my favorite of Florida’s aquatic turtles (nearly neck and neck with the Florida soft-shell).

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