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Caspian turtle (Mauremys caspica), freshwater hinterland of Dalyan, Turkey

Caspian turtle (Mauremys caspica), freshwater hinterland of Dalyan, Turkey

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Uploaded 22 Mar 2014 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2014 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The Caspian turtle or striped-neck terrapin (Mauremys caspica) is a species of turtles in the family Geoemydidae (=Bataguridae), living in the eastern Mediterranean region. This freshwater turtle can be seen in the river and lakes near Dalyan, which otherwise got famous for its endangered loggerhead sea turtle. Dalyan achieved international fame in 1987 when developers wanted to build a luxury hotel on the nearby İztuzu Beach, a breeding ground for the endangered loggerhead sea turtle specie ...
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