- Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete
- Photo taken by: Trichas, A.
- Photo taken date: March 2013
Turtles - tortoises and terrapins
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.