The European Pond Terrapin Emys orbicularis occurs across most of southern and eastern Europe and as far north as Latvia. It has however declined in many areas. Males reach 12cm in length and can live for 40 years. Photo of several in typical basking poses taken by Nigel Sprowell in Croatia.
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