top of page


Connecticut is home to eight species of turtle (excluding the marine turtles), representing three families: Chelydridae (Snapping Turtles), Emydidae (Pond and Marsh Turtles) and Kinosternidae (Musk Turtles). Click on the images below to learn more about Connecticut's turtles and to view their unique identifying characteristics.

Snapping Turtle

Painted Turtle

Spotted Turtle

Wood Turtle

Bog Turtle

Diamond-backed Terrapin

Box Turtle

Musk Turtle

bottom of page