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Painted Turtle Western basic information

The Western Painted Turtle is the largest subspecies of all Painted Turtles. They often grow to lengths of 7 inches and have been known to reach almost 10. Their carapace is smooth, flat, and oval in shape. It is green and black in color, sometimes with red markings. The plastron is yellow with a tinge of red and there is a reddish brown shape that varies on top of this. The skin of the Western Painted Turtle is olive or black with yellow and red stripes on their necks, legs, and tails, and they have yellow stripes on their heads. The females are larger than the males, but the males have longer foreclaws and tails. All Western Painted Turtles have webbed feet for swimming.

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