It is often confusing to try and distinguish the males from the females in many animals. If a person is not trained, they could often confuse the female for a male or vice-versa. Similarly it is difficult to tell apart the gender of box turtles as their sex organs are inside their shells. They are native to North America and can be classified into 12 taxa over four species. Similar to all turtles, box turtles are distinguished using their domed carapaces or shell. They are also hinged in their plastron an area between the abdominal and pectoral scales , which they can close tightly in case of threats.
Differentiating Male and Female Chrysemys picta (Painted Turtle) - Darrell Senneke
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Does anyone know how to tell the difference in gender of spiny softshell turtles? I have 2, and one has very circular spots and long nails, and the other has small dots and very short nails. Could this be a difference in gender?
How do I know if my turtle is a boy or a girl? And how do I know how old my turtle is? Hi Valerie, Lots of people have the problems you have. First, here's how to tell the sex of a turtle. You will pay attention to two body parts.