Yellow Pond Turtle

Mauremys mutica

An omnivore, the yellow pond turtle uses its beak-like jaws to eat both small animals and aquatic plants. A semi-aquatic species, the yellow pond turtle has webbed toes and never strays far from water. Most active at night, it spends a good deal of time basking during the day.

Fact File

Species @ Risk Image
lengthLength: 7 to 8 in
weightWeight: 2 to 3 lbs
life expectancyLife Expectancy: More than 20 yrs
habitatHabitat: Ponds, marshes, swamps and streams
dietDiet: Worms, insects, fish, crabs, leaves, seeds and fruits
exclamationRisk Status: Endangered