Barbour’s map turtle

Graptemys barbouri

Barbour’s map turtle inhabits sandy or muddy rivers with plenty of rocks and snags for basking in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Females grow more than double the size of males, and feed on clams and snails while the smaller males eat aquatic insects.

Fact File

lengthLength: 6-11 inches
dietDiet: mollusks, insects, and small fish
exclamationRisk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Lower risk/near threatened)