Sternotherus is a genus of aquatic turtle known commonly as the musk turtle. They are found throughout the United States and Mexico. They are very similar to the American mud turtles, but tend to have a more domed carapace, with a distinctive keel down the center of it. All musk turtles are carnivorous, consuming various aquatic invertebrates, fish, and carrion.
The status of the flattened musk turtle (Sternotherus depressus) in selected areas of the Bankhead National Forest and Smith Lake: preliminary results.(Biological Sciences)(Brief Article)
Apr 01, 2003; Previous studies on the population status of S. depressus indicated that its numbers were declining. It is currently listed as...