|Common Name:||Spotted Turtle|
|Scientific Name:||Clemmys guttata|
|Genus:||Clemmys is derived from the Greek word klemmys which means "tortoise".|
|Species:||guttata is derived from the Latin word gutta which means "spot".|
|Average Length:||3.5 - 4.5 in. (9 - 11.5 cm)|
|Virginia Record Length:||4.8 in. (12.1 cm)|
|Record length:||5 in. (12.7 cm)|
Virginia Wildlife Action Plan Rating Tier III - High Conservation Need - Extinction or extirpation is possible. Populations of these species are in decline or have declined to low levels or are in a restricted range. Management action is needed to stabilize or increase populations.
Virginia Fish and Wildlife Information Service: Species Booklet
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