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Box Turtle Gulf Coast basic information

Gulf Coast Box Turtles have a hinged plastron (the underside of the shell), which enables them to shut their shell completely. The carapace of this turtle, or the top side of the shell, is very rounded. The shell is dark brown, as are the skin and the plastron. Adults sometimes lose their markings, but usually a faint pattern can be seen on the carapace. The Gulf Coast Box Turtle's jaw is slightly hooked. The toes are slightly webbed. They have four toes on the hind feet, with claws that tend to be shorter and thicker on males than females. Gulf Coast Box Turtles can grow to just over 6 inches in length.

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