Habitat: Freshwater marshes, swamps, ponds, streams, rivers in lowland Atlantic moist and wet forest.
Note: Often basks during daylight but most active nocturnally.
Diet: They feed mostly on plant material on land but may also scavenge meats.
Note: Crocodilians are major predators on juveniles and occasionally eat adults. Coyotes, raptos, and vultures prey on eggs.
Source: Savage, Jay M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago. 935pp.
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