Spanish pond turtle

The Spanish pond turtle (Mauremys leprosa) is a very long-lived animal which can live for one hundred years.

Where to find them?

In the mangrove of Oceanogràfic.

General aspects

They are always found in areas with abundant vegetation and do not often leave the water, where they find shelter and food.
This reptile usually measures 20 centimetres.

Did you know...?

Its scientific name comes from the worn, dirty appearance of its shell caused by algae that grows on it.