Yellow Mud Turtle
|Description: A small
(4"-5") turtle with a smooth shell. Overall olive in color, with a
yellowish throat. On land, retreats into its shell at the
slightest hint of danger, and rarely extends its head far from its
Habitat: This is a turtle that is most common in slow-moving, sluggish waters that are dark and murky. Often found in stock tanks and sloughs, less common in clear waters.
Distribution: Should be found throughout the Nueces Canyon. However, we have not confirmed its presence.
Abundance: Very common
outside of the canyon, particulary in South Texas. Records exist
for all three counties (Edwards, Real, and Uvalde) that make up the
Comments: Needs to be confirmed for Nueces Canyon.