Spotted Turtle: Clemmys Guttata
Distribution and Habitat
Spotted turtles are confined to two main areas, the Eastern sea board (southern Maine to northern Florida) and the Great Lakes region, NY, PA, OH, IN, IL, NC, SC, Ontario and Quebec.
This handsome turtle prefers marshy meadows, bogs, swamps, ponds, ditches and other bodies of stagnant water.
Bright yellow spots on the head, neck, legs and upper shell (carapace) clearly identifies the spotted turtle. The bottom shell (plastron) is yellow and black. Spotted turtles range in size from 3.5 to 5 inches. The females may be slightly larger than the males.
The adult turtles consist of 100 spots all over their body.
The Spotted Turtles are omnivorous.