Blanding's turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)

Blanding's turtle
IUCN Red List species status – Endangered ENDANGERED

Top facts

  • Blanding’s turtle is found in Canada and the USA.
  • An omnivorous species, Blanding’s turtle will eat crayfish and other small animals, as well as plants and seeds.
  • Mating occurs between April and November, though less then half of the females in a population of Blanding’s turtles will reproduce in any year.
  • A long lived species, Blanding’s turtles usually live until around 60 years, but they have been known to live up to 100 years old.
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Blanding's turtle description

GenusEmydoidea (1)

Information on Blanding's turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly

Cistuda blandingii , Emys blandingii.

Blanding's turtle status

Blanding's turtle is classified as Endangered (EN) on the IUCN Red List (1)

IUCN Red List species status – Endangered



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  1. IUCN Red List (June, 2011)

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Blanding's turtle  
Blanding's turtle

© James H. Harding

James H. Harding
Instructor/ Herpetology Specialist
Dept. of Zoology/MSU Museum
205A Museum
West Circle Drive
Michigan State University
East Lansing
MI 48824
United States of America


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