FAUNA & FLORA PHOTOGRAPHY

Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)

Common turtle endemic to the area. Beautiful painting on skin and carapace. Loves to warm up on tree trunks and stones reaching out of the water surface.

How to Identify

Very similar to the Northern Map Turtle. Identifiable due to the red colors on skin and carapace.

Where and When to Spot

Can be seen in different parks along Saint Lawrence River spring, summer and autumn.

Common Names

Painted Turtle

Zierschildkröte (de)
Tortuga pintada (es)
Tortue peinte (fr)

Taxonomy

Testudines
Emydidae
Chrysemys picta

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