Rhinoclemmys funerea


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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