Scientific name: Graptemys pseudogeographica kohni
Adult size: Up to 30cm (12 inches)
Average lifespan: 12–20 years
Suggested for: Experienced turtle keepers
Housing: Turtle tank at least 120cm long and 30cm tall, with a strong filter and an intense UVB light
Environmental requirements: Water temperature of 25°C, basking platform with a temperature of 26–37°C
Diet: Mix of turtle food, insects, meat, worms and leafy greens
FUN FACT: Mississippi map turtles aren’t native to the state of Mississippi. They get their name from the Mississippi River, which spans 10 US states.