River Cooter Pseudemys concinna

Taxonomy: The eastern river cooter (Pseudemys concinna concinna) is the only species that occurs in Indiana. The river cooter belongs to the genus Pseudemys and is in the family Emydidae which is represented in Indiana by ten different species.


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Distribution Map
Distribution map of River Cooter (Pseudemys concinna)