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The Diamondback Terrapin Turtle

Named for the diamond-shaped growth rings on its prime shell, the diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) a turtle native to the eastern and southern united states. Diet Diamondback terrapins consume fish, snails, worms, clams, crabs and marsh plants. Behavior The diamondback terrapin is believed to be the sole turtle within the world that lives completely in briny water (containing some salt, however not the maximum