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Growing up to five inches long, this omnivorous turtle is found in muddy-bottomed lakes, ponds, and streams in the southeastern United States.

loggerhead musk turtle under water

Did You Know?

When threatened, the loggerhead musk turtle secretes a foul-smelling liquid from glands at the base of its tail that has earned it the nickname “stinkpot”.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Sternotherus minor

Southeastern United States

Springs, streams, and rivers.

3–5 inches

Zoo Location:
Manatee Springs