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Turtle ID

written by: tojoyamoto
 
Can you identify the different species of turtle based on these pictures and descriptions?

Question 1:

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The most widespread freshwater turtle in the world, this turtle is 8" to 10" in length and lives up to 40 years.
Eastern Box Turtle
Painted Turtle
Snapping Turtle
Red Eared Slider


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Question 2:

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This freshwater Australian native was deemed its own species in the 1970's. It is extremely aggressive and is also known as the "Fly River" Turtle.
Ornate Wood Turtle
Pig-Nosed Turtle
Snapping Turtle
Chicken Turtle


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Question 3:

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This large Amazon River turtle eats only live fish and is named after its ability to mimic leaves.
Red Eared Slider
Argentine Snake-Necked Turtle
Ornate Box Turtle
Matamata Turtle


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Question 4:

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These sun-worshipping aquatic turtles are native to the United States and and come in four subspecies: Eastern, Southern, Midland and Western. Adult females grow to 11” to 12” in length while adult males only grow to 5” to 6”.
Painted Turtle
Snapping Turtle
Red Eared Slider
Chicken Turtle


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Question 5:


Box Turtles are solitary creatures who neither want nor need companions.
False
True

Question 6:

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Native to the Eastern US, these turtles are found in ponds, lakes, swamps and slow-flowing waterways. They sometimes wander onto land, and they hibernate in the winter.
Chicken Turtle
Black Wood Turtle
Red Eared Slider
Snapping Turtle


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Question 7:

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This land turtle has a flat, soft, flexible shell that provides very little protection. It hides in rock crevices and is mostly found in Tanzania and Kenya.
Pancake Turtle
Painted Turtle
African Spurred Tortoise
Snapping Turtle


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Question 8:

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This large freshwater turtle has an amazingly quick and powerful bite. An adult turtle can easily bite off a human finger or toe.
Red Eared Slider
African Spurred Tortoise
Eastern Box Turtle
Snapping Turtle


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Question 9:

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This small aquatic turtle is native to the US and Canada and releases a skunk-like odor to ward off predators. It has a highly domed shell that is often covered in algae and lives in slow-moving waters.
Painted Turtle
Musk Turtle
Snake Turtle
Pepe Turtle


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Question 10:

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The largest of all living sea turtles, this turtle does not have a bony shell but a carapace covered by oily flesh and skin. It is the reptile world's deepest diver (up to 4200 feet) and fastest mover (21.92 miles per hour.)
Hermann's Tortoise
Leatherback Turtle
Green Turtle
Painted Turtle


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Question 11:

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These sea turtles nest most often in the US, with a large concentration of nests in south Florida. These giants weigh up to 800 lbs and can live for almost 200 years.
Loggerhead Turtle
Green Turtle
Snapping Turtle
Painted Turtle


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Question 12:

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This turtle lives in the southern Sahara desert and is the largest mainland turtle alive today. It can live up to 80 years. It digs tunnels of up to 10 feet in which to rest during the hottest parts of the day.
Aldabra Giant Tortoise
Earth Turtle
African Spurred Tortoise
Burrowing Tortoise


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