Small rage in southeastern United States. Found within the Apalachicola and Choctawhatchee River systems of southeastern Alabama, southwestern Georgia, and the Florida panhandle.
Semi-aquatic. Found in rivers with fresh, clear flowing water and limestone rock and cobble bottoms.
Adult length variable depending on sex: Male carapace length averages 4.7 inches whereas female carapace length may be upwards of 12 inches. Carapace color typically greenish or olive brown. Skin color ranges from dark olive to black with yellow or green markings. Plastron yellow with dark lines along seams. Curved cross-shaped marking under the chin.
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