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The peninsula cooter (pseudemys peninsularis) can be found throughout most of peninsular Florida, in nearly any freshwater body of water from rivers and streams to lakes and ponds. They like freshwater with sandy bottoms, abundant basking sites and lots of submerged vegetation to feed upon and can grow up to 13" in length.
The red-eared slider (trachemys scripta elegans) is indigenous to the United States, from Missouri in the north, to Ohio and West Virginia in the east, south to Alabama, western Georgia and the panhandle of Florida, and west to eastern New Mexico, Texas, and south of the Rio Grande River into northeastern Mexico. Also known as the red-eared terrapin, It is the most popular pet turtle in the United States.