Common Box Turtle

Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina carolina

The United States is home to four common box turtle subspecies. Scientists use shell color and shape to identify each one.

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ORIGIN:
Eastern United States

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HABITAT:
Woodlands and grasslands

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
Length: 4-7 in

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DIET:
Fish, worms and fungi

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PREDATORS:
Tough shell

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NATURAL DEFENSES:

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REPRODUCTION:
Sexually mature at 5 yrs

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THREATS:
Road mortality and collection for the pet trade

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
100+ yrs

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