Help sexing terrapin

MikeCow1

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I'm thinking female judging from the distance of the opening to the shell, males seem much farther to me, and the width of the base. Turtle is 3.75". To small? Opinions?
 
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Mike if I hadn't eaten in a week I'd still bet my lunch money on that tail belongs to a Male Northern Diamondback Terrapin.. even tho' it's less than 4". Look at the length of that tail!

Since words and a dollar might get you a cup of coffee.. I'll include comparison pics for you.

Less than 4" male -



4" Female -



Even tho' 4" or less is still small to really sex.. it makes it easier if you have two to compare. The female will show a larger/broader head also.

Not to mention.. 4" males are young mature males - 4" females are half grown/mature at best.

Hope this helps...
 
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