Carolina Diamondback Terrapin
Malaclemys terrapin centrata

Carolina Diamondback Terrapins are medium-sized turtles with topshell (carapace) length of 6 to 9 inches. These turtles salt marsh and brackish coastal waters.

Carolina Diamondback Terrapins are potentially found along the entire coast of South Carolina. Along with other subspecies, Diamondback Terrapins are found along the eastern coast of the United States from Massachusetts to Texas.

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updated: January 24, 2006
Contact: South Carolina Reptiles and Amphibians