The Diamondback Terrapin inhabits the brackish waters of coastal swamps of eastern and southern United States stretching from the Florida Keys to Cape Cod. The Diamondback Terrapin got its name from the distinctive diamond pattern on its carapace (shell). The carapace coloring varies from shades of brown to gray. The body color can be gray, brown, yellow or white. All Diamondback Terrapins have a unique pattern of black markings or spots on their body and head. And they have large webbed feet that facilitate their strong swimming ability.
Exhibit: Flint River Gallery