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Gopher Tortoises range between 6 and 15 inches in length. They are not fully mature until between 16 and 21 years of age and usually continue growing until they die. The Gopher Tortoise has a life span of up to forty years or more. Male Gopher Tortoises can be distinguished from females by the presence of a concave plastron. The top of the shell, or carapace, is unmarked and usually a grayish-brown color. The underside of the shell, or plastron, is golden-yellow, as are its neck, head, and legs.

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