Razor-backed Musk Turtle - Kinosternon carinatum

Description

To 16 cm. Deep, steeply sloping oval carapace.

Habitat

From southeastern Oklahoma, central Arkansas, Mississippi south to the Gulf of Mexico. Almost completely within the Gulf Coastal Plain. Lives in rivers, slow streams, and swamps.

Soft bottomed, slow moving water with abundant aquatic plants.

Behavior

Reproduction

Food

Omnivorous, feeds on insects, crustaceans, snails, clams, amphibians, and aquatic plants.


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