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TEXAS DIAMOND-BACKED TERRAPIN
Malaclemys terrapin littoralis

Texas Diamond-backed Terrapin - Malaclemys terrapin littoralis
Malaclemys terrapin littoralis from  Galveston County, Texas
                                                                 Photo by Matt Hollanders
Texas Diamond-backed Terrapin - Malaclemys terrapin littoralis
Malaclemys terrapin littoralis from  Galveston County, Texas
                                                                 Photo by Matt Hollanders





Distribution:  The Texas Diamond-backed Terrapin occurs in the bays, salt marshes and other coastal waterways along the Texas Gulf Coast southward from the Texas-Louisiana border to Nueces and Kleberg Counties.

Legal Status:  Malaclemys terrapin littoralis is not listed as either a Threatened or Endangered Species by the State of Texas. However, it is protected from take and possession under Section 57.927(g)(10) of Title 31 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC).




Texas Diamond-backed Terrapin - Malaclemys terrapin littoralis
Malaclemys terrapin littoralis from  Galveston County, Texas
                                                                 Photo by Matt Hollanders



Texas Diamond-backed Terrapin - Malaclemys terrapin littoralis
Malaclemys terrapin littoralis from  Galveston County, Texas
                                                                 Photo by Matt Hollanders

Texas Diamond-backed Terrapin - Malaclemys terrapin littoralis
Malaclemys terrapin littoralis from  Galveston County, Texas
                                                                    Photo by John Williams
Texas Diamond-backed Terrapin - Malaclemys terrapin littoralis
Malaclemys terrapin littoralis from  Galveston County, Texas
                                                                    Photo by John Williams


Texas Diamond-backed Terrapin - Malaclemys terrapin littoralis
Malaclemys terrapin littoralis from  Galveston County, Texas
                                                                    Photo by John Williams
Texas Diamond-backed Terrapin - Malaclemys terrapin littoralis
Malaclemys terrapin littoralis from  Galveston County, Texas
                                                                    Photo by John Williams





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