As you all know, I have two kinds of turtle now. They come from different species. Although Papoe has shared details about his species but I haven’t properly shared the differences of my two baby turtles.

Today is Thursday…I will share 13 physical differences between Papoe the Pink belly Short necked Turtle and Kroten the Red Eared Slider 🙂

1. According to their taxonomy, Pink Belly Short Necked Turtle (I will say it PBSNT from now on) and Red Eared Slider (RES) are only same until Subclass, which is Anapsida. They start to differ in Order. You can see their taxonomy clearly here> For PBNST and For RES.

2. PBSNT’s scientific name is Emydura Schultzei. RES’s scientific name is Trachemys scritpa elegans.

Now, Look at these two photos:

Baby Red Eared Slider (This is not Kame nor Kroten’s photo)

Pink Belly Short Necked Turtle (Papoe’s photo)

3. PBSNT barely has pattern while RES is full with pattern, both on skin and carapace

4. PBSNT has brown round eyes while RES has greenish/bluish eyes with black stripe across their iris. You can see RES’s wonderful eyes here.

5. Baby PBSNT has flatter carapace than baby RES. I still don’t know will Papoe still has that flat carapace as he gets older, we have to wait to know that 😉

6. PBSNT has webbed hand, kinda like a frog. RES doesn’t have webbed hand.

7. PBSNT can stretch their hand wider than their arm while RES can’t.

8. PBSNT can’t put their arms and legs inside their carapace while RES can easily hide all their arms and legs inside their carapace.

9. PBSNT can’t put their head inside, they can only move it side ways just like the long necked turtle. RES can easily put their head inside. If you have a tame RES, you can try pushing it as far as you can. I tried it with Kroten and Kame once, their heads were totally gone 😉

10. PBSNT has round carapace while RES has longer carapace, kinda like ellipse.

Kroten the Red Eared Slider

Papoe the Pink Belly Short Necked Turtle

11. PBNST has dots behind their eyes while RES has red line behind their eyes

12. Shy PBSNT will look at human with one of their eyes while RES will look at human with both eyes but with half inside head

13. Last but not least, PBSNT is ten times more expensive than RES 😉

To read more Thursday 13 posts, please check Thursday Thirteen and Alice Audrey.


About Novroz

I actively maintained 2 blogs. My personal blog is about things that I love: Turtles, Books, Movies, Music, Larc en Ciel, Muse, Cillian Murphy, The Mighty Boosh and many more. I also help my 3 super cute turtles, Kroten, Papoe and Kurome, to maintain their own blog:

23 responses »

  1. These are very cool. I’ve always wanted a turtle, but I have a puppy instead 🙂

  2. Tony McGurk says:

    Their little feet are so cute

  3. fitri says:

    iih papoe makin ksini makin cantik..kroten kayak boneka, kroten murah meriah,hahaha..

  4. Binky says:

    That was an informative look at their differences. I didn’t realize they were so different.

  5. piacarti says:

    very informative! 🙂 i love the dots pattern on the PBSNT.

  6. Donna says:

    I still think that RES is beautiful, especially the patterns. However I love PBSNT’s dots too.

  7. They’re very different, but one thing they have in common is they have a wonderful Mum who loves them! 🙂

    I hope you’re having a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

  8. Deb says:

    Amazing how different they look…adorable little feet too!
    Hugs xo

  9. Amanda says:

    Kroten partern are bueatiful as poe dots poe looks so cute when its head are side ways kroten looks cute when its head are like head less poe shell is paternful kroten and poe are wonderful turtle in their own diffrent way

  10. rdp says:

    Res is as cute as PBNST, no matter the Price is ❤ if we treat then with much of love, they are both will be loveable turtle as the same..

  11. Your first pic looks like my dead res Shirley!!!! 😦

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