Colombian slider

Colombian slider

Trachemys callirostris

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Trachemys callirostris

Trachemys callirostris is a turtle in the family Emydidae found in Colombia and Venezuela.

Appearance

The turtle's carapace is green with light colors with dark splotches between them. The head of the turtle includes yellow lines and a splotch behind their ears resembling pond slider(Trachemys scripta) . On average they are 25 cm(10 in.). Larger specimens can are around 32 cm(12.5 in.), but have been as long as 35 cm(13.5 in.).

Distribution

Geography

The species is found in Colombia and Venezuela. Many have been found in the Magdalena River. They live in slow rivers, lakes, swamps, ponds, and rafts and can tolerate brackish water to some extent. They live in areas with floating vegetation and logs to bask on.

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The Colombian subspecies in lives in northern Colombia and Northwest Venezuela near the Antioquia Department(Colombia), Atlántico Department(Colombia), Bolívar Department(Colombia), Córdoba Department(Colombia), Cesar Department(Colombia), La Guajira Department(Colombia), Magdalena Department(Colombia), Zulia(Venezuela), and Falcón(Venezuela). The Venezuelan subspecies is found in small coastal river systems near Rio Tocuyo(Venezuela), Falcón(Venezuela), Rio Morón(Venezuela), and Carabobo(Venezuela).

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References

1. Colombian slider Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombian_slider

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