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European Pond Turtle basic information

The shell of the European Pond Turtle averages between 7 and 14 inches. The top of the shell, or carapace, is oval shaped and smooth. The plastron has a small joint in the middle. Older European Pond Turtles are dark tan, olive green, or brown in color, while the younger animals have yellowish markings on the shell, head, and neck. The pattern of markings on the shell depends on where the turtle is from. Young European Pond Turtles also have yellow rings in their eyes. The European Pond Turtle has limbs similar to those of a tortoise, but their shell more closely resembles the shells of aquatic turtles. They have webbed digits with sharp nails.

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