Endangered Species Program
Conserving the Nature of America

Featured Species | Bog Turtle (03:40)

Host: Sarah Leon with Alison Whitlock

bog turtle (click to view larger)
Bog turtle.
Photo credit: Gary Peeples, USFWS


Status: Threatened/ Listed on November 4, 1997
Scientific Name: Clemmys (Glyptemys) muhlenbergii
Description: At only about 4 inches long, the bog turtle is North America's smallest turtle. The northern population of bog turtles in known to range from New York and western Massachusetts south to Maryland.
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Last updated: August 31, 2012