Macroclemys temminckii (Troost in Holbnrook, 1836) card

Macroclemys temminckii (Troost in Holbnrook, 1836)

6.6.78.7

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Characterized by a large, heavy head, and a long, thick shell with three dorsal ridges of large scales (osteoderms) giving it a primitive appearance. They are a solid grey, brown, black, or olive-green in colour, and often covered with algae. They have radiating yellowpatterns around the eyes.