A Guide to the Amphibians
and Reptiles of California

Photo Index of California Turtles
These are pictures of every kind of native turtle in California along with any well-established non-native species.

Click on a name link to go to the main page for more pictures and information about a particular turtle and its habitat.

More Lists And Information About California Turtles

Pacific Pond Turtle© Jackson Shedd

Sonoran Mud Turtle
Northwestern Pond Turtle
Actinemys marmorata
Southwestern Pond Turtle
Actinemys pallida
Mohave Desert Tortoise
Gopherus agassizii
Desert Mud Turtle
Kinosternon sonoriense sonoriense
Sea Turtles
© Carlos Rodriguez Munoz Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Caretta caretta

Green Sea Turtle
Chelonia mydas
Hawksbill Sea Turtle
Eretmochelys imbricata
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
Lepidochelys olivacea

© 2002 Matthew Godfrey      
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Dermochelys coriacea

Non-Native Species

Eastern Snapping Turtle Western Painted Turtle Red-eared Slider
Texas Spiny Softshell
Apalone spinifera emoryi
(Alien Species)

Snapping Turtle
Chelydra serpentina
(Alien Species)
Western Painted Turtle
Chrysemys picta bellii
Red-eared Slider
Trachemys scripta elegans
(Alien Species)

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