Ouachita Map Turtle ranges in size from 3.5-10.5 inches. The
carapace (upper shell) is brown with a keel. The keel is somewhat
knobby and spiny. A square light spot is behind the eye. The
neck has a variable number of yellow stripes. A light round spot is
on each side of the jaw, and one round spot on the chin.
Habitat: Found primarily in
rivers, but also can occur in lakes and sloughs.
Behavior: The Ouachita Map
Turtle spends most of its time basking. It feeds on vegetation,
insects and mollusks.