Sternotherus intermedius can be found in the greater Choctawhatchee and Escambia River drainages in southern Alabama and the Florida panhandle.
Aquatic. Found in springs, streams, rivers, and other clean fresh bodies of water. Typically found underwater, on bottom, sometimes up to 20 feet deep. Occasionally can be seen basking on tree branches above water. Only terrestrial when nesting.
Sternotherus intermedius has a dark spotted head with some striping on the sides of the neck. It has single or paired gular scutes
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