|Geographical Range||Northeastern and eastern United States|
|Habitat||Small lakes, pools, ponds, ditches|
|Scientific Name||Clemmys guttata|
The sexes of this small turtle can be distinguished from one another based upon coloration. Males have tan chins and brown eyes while females have yellow chins and orange eyes. The males also have a longer tail and a concave plastron (underside of the shell, or carapace). The spotted pattern on the carapace may imitate floating duckweed, thus providing camouflage and making the turtles more "invisible" to predators.
In many areas, populations are declining due to habitat destruction and collection for the pet trade.