Species Spotlight! Eastern Mud Turtle!

Did you know that native Eastern Mud Turtles find refuge in shallow wetlands on the grounds of our Turtle Survival Center in South Carolina? You can indirectly help them by donating to our Turtle Month campaign! Your support today will help ensure the longevity of the world-class facility that is the Turtle Survival Center and its grounds! https://give.turtlesurvival.org/2023-Turtle-Month-SM

Common name: Eastern Mud Turtle

Scientific name: Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum

Countries of origin: United States

Habitat: Shallow, still to slow-moving, heavily-vegetated permanent and temporary wetlands and brackish marshes

Threats: Habitat destruction, degradation, and alteration; road and railroad mortality; collection for the pet trade

Wild Population: Unknown; in suitable habitat the species can be abundant; considered the rarest turtle in the State of New York

Conservation: Field surveys; protection varies at the state level; listed as State Endangered in New York; CITES Appendix II

Graphic: Jordan Gray
Turtle Photo: Mark Johnson

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