Mauremys leprosa

Spanish Pond Turtle - or Mediterranean Pond Turtle. A long living freshwater turtle. They feed on plants and any animal matter.They can live up to one hundred years old! I was gifted to see these at Lagoa dos Salgados (Pera Marsh) in the Algarve Portugal where there were about twenty of them swimming around together. I saw others at Vilamoura reed beds also in Portugal.

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▼ Spanish Pond Turtles at Lagoa dos Salgados in Portugal.

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