Family: Emydidae, Pond and Box Turtles view all from this family
Description Brown carapace with yellow markings. Yellow plastron. Stripe on 2nd costal scute, forked. Long neck.
Dimensions 19.1-40.3cm. (7 1/2-15 7/8")
Breeding Spring. 2 clutches of 2-22 eggs. Eggs 35mm (1 3/8") long. Oftne digs multiple cavities to store eggs in, then lays one egg per cavity. Cavity not far from burrow. Hatch following spring. Mature at 3 years. Females 6-7.
Habitat Lakes, sloughs, ponds, slow-flowing streams, and other still bodies of water with soft bottoms and abundant aquatic vegetation.
Discussion Active year round. Spends most of its time basking on logs.