False Map Terrapin/Turtle Graptemys pseudogeographica

Mississippi Map Terrapin/Turtle
Mississippi Map Terrapin/Turtle
The False Map Terrapin (called turtle in America) is native to the Mississippi River regions and its tributaries as far north as Illinois (the Mississippi Map Terrapin subspecies) and to the Missouri and tributaries through to Lousiana and east Texas. Its head and visible body/legs have narrow yellow stripes on a black background. The face may have some yellow spots. Some of the yellow stripes can have a touch of red/pink. Its pupils can be round or slightly barred and there's a yellow stripe behind the eye.
Juvenile Mississippi Map Terrapin/Turtle
Juvenile Mississippi Map Terrapin/Turtle
A juvenile Mississippi Map Terrapin (G. p. kohni) - the scales on its carapace (shell) look as if they haven't completely fused yet? The carapace has 3 small spines and is serrated at the back.
terrapin pile
terrapin pile
The yellow spotted and striped terrapin practising swimming out of water on top of the Yellow-bellied Slider is believed to be a Mississippi Map Terrapin. It shows the spots on the face/neck.
terrapin eyes The pupils are barred. Some red on neck and legs.
terrapin back The back end is ornate - different from the Slider's back end.
terrapins With group of three Yellow-bellied Sliders. Has less-domed shell and straight back claws.