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Diamondback Terrapins

Florida has five subspecies of the diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin), three of which occur only in Florida. The diamondback terrapin is a coastal turtle species found statewide in coastal marshes, tidal creeks, mangroves and other brackish and estuarine habitats. Learn about recent research and find publications on past studies of this species.


Current Projects
FWC is collaborating with partners to conduct a biological status assessment of the diamondback terrapin in Florida.

Past Projects
Researchers worked to determine how to prevent diamondback terrapins from being captured in crab traps.

Publications of research conducted or funded by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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