European pond turtle – Emy

I’m the queen of lakes, ponds and oxbow lakes in the south of France

About European pond turtle – Emy

Scientific name :

Emys orbicularis

Common name :

European pond turtle

Native to :


Maximum size :

20 cm

Weight :

500 g

Conservation status :

Near threatened (NT)

Reproduction :

mating takes place in water. The female lays 6 to 15 eggs in a hole which she digs on the riverbank.

Diet :

insects, amphibians, fish

Characteristics :

This small aquatic turtle is dark grey or black and has many yellow spots.

Location in the Tropical Reserve :


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