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Barbour’s Map Turtle

Barbour’s map turtle (Gratemys barbouri) is a large freshwater turtle found in northwest Florida’s Apalachicola, Chipola, Choctawhatchee and Ocklockonee rivers. Read publications on past research and find links to more online resources about this species.



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FWC Facts:
A shrimp escapes predators by quickly pulling its abdomen in toward its carapace (body). This motion shoots it through the water backward.

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