North Carolina Amphibians and Reptiles
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Pseudemys concinna concinna - Eastern River Cooter

Family: Emydidae                                                                                 
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Habitats: This subspecies, known as the River Cooter, inhabits well-insolated Piedmont rivers and large creeks, usually with rocks for basking and the aquatic vegetation it feeds upon (Palmer and Braswell, 1995; Beane et al., 2010).
See also Habitat Account for Piedmont and General Rocky Rivers
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Recorded by: Steve Hall
Orange Co.