Top 10 Turtles in Maryland

Yellow-Bellied Slider Turtle:Like most pond sliders, the yellow-bellied slider is fairly small at 5 to 8 inches long. 

Wood Turtle:The typical wood turtle is roughly 5 to 8 inches long with a fairly flat, uneven carapace.

Striped Mud Turtle:The striped mud turtle is one of Maryland’s smallest turtles at just 3 to 4 inches long on average.

Northern Map Turtle: This is because the males are much smaller than females, averaging 4 to 6 inches long, while females are typically 7 to 11 inches long.

Northern Diamondback terrapin :The northern diamondback terrapin is one of Maryland’s most unique-looking and beloved reptiles!

Midland Painted Turtle:the midland painted turtle is 4 to 10 inches long, with females being much longer and larger than males.

Eastern Painted Turtle:It’s a bit smaller than the midland subspecies at 5 to 7 inches long, and it notably lacks the midland subspecies’ dark brown shadow on its plastron.

Eastern Box Turtle:The eastern box turtle is one of Maryland’s only terrestrial turtle species. It’s actually one of seven total box turtle subspecies!

Common Snapping Turtle :The common snapping turtle is Maryland’s largest freshwater turtle, and it’s one of the largest freshwater turtle species in North America.

Bog Turtle :The bog turtle is another one of North America’s smallest turtles at just 3 to 4 inches long on average. 

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