Barbour’s map turtle

Graptemys barbouri

The Barbour’s map turtle lives in clear flowing rivers found in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Often spotted basking in the sun on top of rocks and snags, the turtle will dive into the water when threatened. In this turtle species, females grow to more than double the size of males.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Manatee Springs
lengthLength: Males – Up to 5 in, Females - Up to 1 ft
weightWeight: Males – Up to 7 oz, Females – Up to 2.2 lbs
habitatHabitat: Rivers
dietDiet: Mollusks, insects, and small fish
exclamationRisk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Vulnerable)