The Flatened Musk Turtle

Flattened Musk Turtle – remaining number unknown

Sternotherus depressus

Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, Tennessee

A victim of habitat degradation, disease, and possibly human collection, this shy turtle is protected by Alabama and federal law. Strip mining for coal contributes to habitat disruption by increasing sediment and toxins in the water.

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