Wp to 17.3 inches in length
Tropical South America
Wild - Plant and animal matter; preference for fruit
Zoo - Fruits, vegetables, lots of leafy greens
Coloration varies. Lower surface or plastron tends to be unpigmented. Red spots on legs -- yellow slotches on carapace and head; yellowish edge on carapace.
Dislike bright light; do not hibernate; males have concave plastrons
Up to 15 eggs deposited in 9 inch deep nesting chamber
CITES App. II; captive-bred