Also known as the “stinkpot” turtle, the Common Musk Turtle is a small, dull turtle named because of its ability to secrete a smelly musk from two glands on each side of its body. The carapace is vertebral arched, and has much the same coloration as the skin, being drab olive, or grey-brown to blackish. The carapace is sometimes marked with dark flecks, but these are usually faded in adults. Juveniles are more attractive in appearance being adorned with spots or radiating streaks. The small plastron has a single hinge and varies in coloration from yellowish to brown. The head features a slightly projected snout and a pair of yellow or white stripes extending from the snout to above and below the eye. There are also barbels on both the chin and throat.
SKU: GB2 Common Musk Turtles (w.c. 3-4 inch)