Observed foraging on the algae
Not sure on the subspecies.
Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area, Orange County, FL, February 2015.
Orlando Wetlands Park, Orange County, FL, April 2015.
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.