Indian Spotted Turtle

Geoclemys hamiltoniIndian Spotted Turtle

Description: Adult turtles can reach up to 13 inches in carapace (upper shell) length and have a mostly black shell with three defined keels or ridges running the length of the carapace. Young Indian Spotted Turtles are completely covered with bright yellow spots and as the reach adulthood the spots on their shell fade but they retain the spots on their head and legs.

Range: South eastern Pakistan, north eastern India, and Bangladesh

Habitat: Rivers, ponds, lakes, and marshes with clear shallow water and plenty of aquatic vegetation.

Diet:
Wild: Mostly small invertebrates but also small fish and amphibians
Zoo: Fish and Turtle pellet diet

Reproduction: Females will dig nests and lay 20-25 eggs twice a year in February and October.