Order Testudines

Superfamily Chelonioidea (Sea Turtles)

Large, exclusively marine turtles that utilize the Gulf of Mexico to forage and some natural beaches to nest

Chelydridae (Snapping Turtles)

Aquatic freshwater turtles with large snapping jaws

Emydidae (Pond and Box Turtles)

Freshwater semiaquatic and aquatic species found throughout the state

Kinosternidae (American Mud and Musk Turtles)

Small freshwater turtles found in a variety of wetlands

Testudinidae (Tortoises)

Large, exclusively terrestrial, the only species of tortoise in the state is federally protected and a habitat specialist

Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)

Highly aquatic freshwater turtles with compressed bodies