Juvenile. Found in ~6 inches of water.
Found sunning on a small branch. It jumped in the water as I got closer and I quickly grabbed it from a pile of leaves underwater. About 3cm.
On February 28th, around 1:45 PM, a Texas river cooter was captured while seining in a creek near Sinton, Texas. Fish species sampled in the same seining attempt included spotted gar, channel catfish, mosquitofish, and various sunfish.
I think this baby is a P. texana, but it could also be another species of Pseudemys.
There were four river cooters eating a fish in Moss Lake of Enchanted Rock around 1:20pm.
nest about to be raided
Pseudemys is a genus of large, herbivorous, freshwater turtles of the eastern United States. They are often referred to as cooters, which stems from kuta, the word for turtle in the Bambara and Malinké languages, brought to America by African slaves.