Turtles in Idaho

Idaho is home to three species of turtle – only one of which is native. The Western Painted Turtle can be found throughout the state. Two other invasive species have been introduced into the state – the Common Snapping Turtle and the Red-eared Slider.

Turtles in Idaho (ID)

Types of Turtles Found in Idaho

Snapping Turtles (Chelydridae)

  • Common Snapping Turtle

Emydid Turtles (Emydidae)

Painted Turtles

  • Western Painted Turtle


  • Red-eared Slider

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