Male Painted Turtle by Sue Morse

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A male painted turtle in three-quarter view from slightly below. The image shows its yellow plastron, dark front legs (with longer claws than a female has), and its head slightly protruding from its shell. Red and black markings appear on the carapace and the face is dark with yellow striping. Photo by S Morse and used with permission.

Male painted turtles have elongated claws on their forearms.