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Central American Mud Turtle

(Kinosternon angustipons)

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The Central American Mud Turtle is also called Narrow-bridged Mud Turtle. A smallish, aquatic brown turtle; head dark brown on top, lighter-coloredon sides; limbs gray or brownish; underneathyellow; to 12cm (5 in). (Tortuga caja).


Warm, shallow freshwater areas with slow currents over the Caribbean lowlands; found in swamps, marshes, creeks, and ponds.

Found in the following Parks:

Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Tortuguero National Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Central American Mud Turtle (Kinosternon angustipons), Costa Rica