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Suwannee Cooter (Pseudemys concinna suwanniensis)
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Suwannee Cooter (Pseudemys concinna suwanniensis)

General Description: Suwannee Cooters (Pseudemys concinna suwanniensis) are dark pond turtles with a dark, high-domed shell marked with faint yellow lines. The lines tend to form concentric circles, and those on the larger costal scutes appear as a backwards facing C-shaped yellow lines. The face is black, striped with yellow lines (but not yellow blotches).

Taxonomy: Sliders (Emydidae).

Where to Find: Don't look for Suwannee Cooters around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them in coastal rivers on the west side of Florida.

Suwannee Cooter (Pseudemys concinna suwanniensis)
Backwards facing C-shaped lines highlighted
Suwannee Cooter (Pseudemys concinna suwanniensis)
Backwards facing C-shaped lines not highlighted (hard to see)
Suwannee Cooter (Pseudemys concinna suwanniensis) Suwannee Cooter (Pseudemys concinna suwanniensis)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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