Florida Turtle Species

 

Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Chelonidae (sea turtles)

Loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta

Green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas

Hawksbill sea turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata

 Common Snapping Turtle

Common Snapping Turtle

Kemp's ridley sea turtle, Lepidochelys kempii

 

Chelydridae (snapping turtles)

Common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina

 Alligator Snapping Turtle

Alligator Snapping Turtle

Apalachicola alligator snapping turtle, Macrochelys apalachicolae

Suwannee alligator snapping turtle, Macrochelys suwanniensis

Florida Box Turtle

Alligator snapping turtle, Macrochelys temminckii

 

Dermochelyidae (leatherback)

Leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea

 

Emydidae (freshwater turtles)

Spotted turtle, Clemmys guttata

Chicken turtle, Deirochelys reticularia

Florida Chicken Turtle

Barbour’s map turtle, Graptemys barbouri

Escambia map turtle, Graptemys ernsti

Diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin

River cooter, Pseudemys concinna

Coastal Plain cooter, Pseudemys floridana

Barbour's Map Turtle

 Loggerhead Musk Turtle

Loggerhead Musk Turtle

Florida red-bellied cooter, Pseudemys nelsoni

Common box turtle, Terrapene carolina

Common slider, Trachemys scripta

 

Kinosternidae (mud and musk turtles)

Striped mud turtle, Kinosternon baurii

Eastern mud turtle, Kinosternon subrubrum

Loggerhead musk turtle, Sternotherus minor

 Gopher Tortoise

Gopher Tortoise

Common musk turtle, Sternotherus odoratus

 

Testudinidae (tortoises)

Gopher tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus

 

 Florida Softshell Turtle

Florida Softshell Turtle

Trionychidae (softshells)

Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox

Smooth softshell turtle, Apalone mutica

Spiny softshell turtle, Apalone spinifera