To 16 cm. Deep, steeply sloping oval carapace.
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.
Omnivorous, feeds on insects, crustaceans, snails, clams, amphibians, and aquatic plants.