Size: A small sized turtle measuring 3 to 4 inches in length
Color: Bog turtles are brownish-black in color with a sculptured
carapace. The plastron is similar in color with varying
yellow markings along the mid-line. There is an orange
or yellow blotch on each side of the head.
Behavior: Bog turtles are highly cryptic in nature and are rarely
encountered. Individuals can occasionally be seen
during the spring months basking prior to leaf-out.
Habitat: Bog turtles are restricted to large wetland complexes
within Connecticut’s marble valley.
Federal Listing: Threatened
State Listing: Endangered
Commonly Confused Native Species:
Often Not Confused with other Species