New York Natural Heritage Program
Eastern Mud Turtle
Kinosternon subrubrum (Lacepède, 1788)

New York State Distribution [-]
Eastern mud turtles are limited to Long Island, Staten Island, and small nearby islands, which represent the northeastern edge of the species' U.S. range (New York Natural Heritage Program 2010). Two eastern mud turtles have been reported from Orange County since 1990, but the reports are currently considered leads since the origins of the turtles are unknown, and the turtles could be releases.

Global Distribution [-]
Eastern mud turtles are found in the eastern and southern U.S., from New York and Indiana west to Oklahoma and south-central Texas (Ernst and Barbour 1972).
Best Places to See
• As this species is considered sensitive by the NYS DEC, specific locations are not made public.
• Eastern mud turtles are currently on display at Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium in Cold Spring Harbor, New York ( (Nassau County)