• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete
  • Photo taken by:
    Trichas, A.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Balkan Terrapin
Turtles - tortoises and terrapins
Rivers diorama
Lake ecosystem

Photo of the Balkan Terrapin, Mauremys rivulata, a freshwater terrapin found throughout Greece. It is a very tolerant species and its extinction from a place indicates heavy pollution or serious degradation. Young eat mainly invertebrates, tadpoles and fish, whereas mature animals are mostly herbivorous.