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01.00 - Abstract: Mauremys leprosa.

SCHWEIGGER (1812)

. [en] Spanish pond turtle, Mediterranean pond turtle Aut.:

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01.01 - Abstract Description

Mauremys leprosa:
Id.: 37,134
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The Spanish pond turtle (Mauremys leprosa) is a semi-aquatic freshwater turtle, retractable head into body (Pleurodira), rigid shell covered with horny shields, carapace color varies from greenish to greenish gray ocher, or breastplate, the plastron is well developed, covering almost the entire opening the carapace, light gray to yellowish, with or without diffuse spots, webbed feet, completed in a claw, his neck has longitudinal lines of lighter color, yellow to orange, and postorbital spot faint orange, reddish

Their habits are predominantly aquatic and diurnal. Just leave the water to bask on rocks and logs, spawn and move in search of other water bodies, forced by a shortage of food or water. During the cold of winter soft Mediterranean, stands quietly under the mud bottom of bodies of water.

Omnivorous: It feeds on aquatic insects, amphibians, carrion and any aquatic plant.

Its natural distribution now is Europe and North Africa, distributed west of Mediterranean areas, reaches 23cm, is found in ponds, streams, rivers, reservoirs, any type of aquifer. Supporting sewage.

Previously it was regarded as a bspecies of Mauremys caspica with Mauremys caspica leprosa.


Measure Lenght Ctm.±25
Measure Weight Gr.±800
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01.02 - Abstract Natural History

Mauremys leprosa:  Natural live
Id.: 37,135

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01.03 - Abstract Distribution and Habitat

Mauremys leprosa:  Range distribution
Id.: 10,329

 Suroeste de Europa y norte de Africa, IUCN Algeria; France; Libya; Morocco; Portugal; Spain; Tunisia


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01.05 - Near species

Fam: Geoemydidae with 76 species


Genus list of family Geoemydidae

  • Batagur ( 5 species)
  • Chinemys ( 1 Specie)
  • Cuora ( 12 species)
  • Cyclemys ( 7 species)
  • Geoclemys ( 1 Specie)
  • Geoemyda ( 2 species)
  • Hardella ( 1 Specie)
  • Heosemys ( 4 species)
  • Leucocephalon ( 1 Specie)
  • Malayemys ( 1 Specie)
  • Mauremys ( 12 species)
  • Melanochelys ( 2 species)
  • Morenia ( 2 species)
  • Notochelys ( 1 Specie)
  • Ocadia ( 3 species)
  • Orlitia ( 1 Specie)
  • Pangshura ( 4 species)
  • Rhinoclemmys ( 9 species)
  • Sacalia ( 3 species)
  • Siebenrockiella ( 2 species)
  • Vijayachelys( 1 species)

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01.06 - Images Gallery

La galeria de imagenes de la especie Mauremys leprosa: contiene aproximadamente 229 imagenes referidas a la especie, su habitat, ditribucion, etc.

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Mauremys leprosa
Id.: 34,184
Mauremys leprosa
Id.: 35,894
Mauremys leprosa
Id.: 28,497
Mauremys leprosa
Id.: 34,165
Mauremys leprosa
Id.: 28,497
Mauremys leprosa
Id.: 19,797

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