Esta especie se divide en 5 subespecies. No tienen ni dibujos ni se les marcan los escudos de crecimiento. La cabeza es gris oscura, generalmente con algunas manchas entre naranjas y rojas, aunque pueden ser amarillentas. Eso le permite cerrarse como una caja cuando se encuentra en peligro.

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Means of Introduction: The scorpion mud turtles in Dade County, Florida, were intentionally released by an animal importer King and Krakauer, Status: These turtles are not established in Florida because they have not been seen since their release King and Krakauer, Impact of Introduction: Since this highly adaptable turtle has ecological similarities to indigenous kinosternids and is a successful generalist, K.

Remarks: The taxonomy of K. Additionally, a wide array of regional vernacular names have been applied to this turtle and compiled by several authors Mittermeier et al. The literature and natural history of K. The scorpion mud turtle is a highly aquatic, adaptable kinosternid that inhabits almost any body of water Pritchard and Trebbau, ; Ernst and Barbour, ; Alvarez del Toro, ; Berry and Iverson, This turtle is primarily omnicarnivorous, voraciously feeding on a wide variety of aquatic invertebrates and vertebrates, including carrion Pritchard and Trebbau, ; Ernst and Barbour, In captivity, poorly fed K.

Females probably lay hard-shelled eggs Pritchard and Trebbau, ; Ernst and Barbour, Like many kinosternids they probably construct a shallow terrestrial nest with little cover Pritchard and Trebbau, References : click for full references Alvarez del Toro, M. Los Reptiles de Chiapas. Berry, J. Kinosternon scorpioides. Catologue of American Amphibians and Reptiles Campbell, J. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma. Conant, R. Eastern and Central North America. Third Edition, Expanded.

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