Pseudemys alabamensis (State Status: S1; critically imperiled)
Pseudemys alabamensis is a large emydid found in a restricted range of coastal Alabama and Mississippi. They are found in a very restricted range in the extreme southeast part of MS. Shell is oval-shaped, olive or dark brown, and the plastron is bright red. A narrow arrow shape may exist between the eyes. The turtle has a unique cusp-shaped mark on the corners of the mouth.
- Bright red plastron
- Restricted range
- Ridged “teeth” on beak
May be in range in fresh-brackish water with plenty of vegetation (Guyer et al., 2015)
Often found basking in wetlands, nests in sandy soils
Aquatic and wetland vegetation