|Est. World Population:|
|CITES Status:||NOT LISTED|
|IUCN Status:||NOT LISTED|
|U.S. ESA Status:||NOT LISTED|
|Body Length:||3 ½ - 7 ½ inches|
|Tail Length:||1 - 2 inches|
|Life Span:||in the Wild|
|Life Span:||in Captivity|
|Clutch Size:||3 - 11 eggs|
Carapace low; olive, dark brown, or blackish, occasionally without pattern but usually with a network of spots, lines, or dashes of brown or black that often radiate from the growth centers of the shields. Plastron with 6 pairs of shields - yellowish, blotched with blackish or dark brown, occasionally unmarked. Limbs with prominent scales, flecked and lined with black. Head with spots or network of black. Crushing surface of upper jaw usually smooth or rippled. In males, the throat is lighter, and shell usually flatter and less heavily marked than in the female.
Tail nearly as long as shell. Carapace uniformly brown or olive above with yellow markings at edge of marginals; shields with numerous small tubercles. Plastron yellowish, with large irregular central black figure. Head, limbs, and tail marked with dusky and pale yellow.
Biomes: woodland, grassland, and open forest.