Animalia > Chordata > Reptilia > Testudines > Emydidae > Emydoidea > Emydoidea blandingii

Emydoidea blandingii (Blanding's Turtle)

Synonyms: Cistudo blandingii; Emys blandingii; Emys twentei; Testudo flava; Testudo meleagris

Wikipedia Abstract

Blanding's turtle (Emys blandingii or Emydoidea blandingii ) is a semi-aquatic turtle of the family Emydidae. This North American turtle is considered to be an endangered species throughout much of its range.
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Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Emydoidea blandingii


Hibernates [1]  Yes
Litter Size [2]  8
Maximum Longevity [2]  77 years
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds
Female Maturity [2]  17 years 9 months
Male Maturity [2]  12 years


Protected Areas

Emblem of



Parasitized by 
Pseudotelorchis compactus <Unverified Name>[3]
Spirorchis artericola[3]
Spirorchis innominatus[3]
Spirorchis scripta[3]
Telorchis corti <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Canada (S Ontario, SW Quebec, isolated populations in SC Nova Scotia), USA (the Great lakes region, Michigan, NW Pennsylvania, N Ohio, N Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, W Nebraska, Iowa , NE Missouri, in scattered localities in E New York,;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve
Edwin S. George Reserve, University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Western Michigan University’s Asylum Lake
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