Northwest Turtles

This is a list of turtles that have been found in Oregon and Washington.
Click on the links to see photographs of turtles and their habitat.
Click on a photo for a larger view.

Scientific Name Common Name Picture
Caretta caretta Loggerhead Seaturtle Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Chelonia mydas Green Seaturtle  Green Sea Turtle
Lepidochelys olivacea Olive Ridley Seaturtle Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
Chelydra serpentina serpentina  (Introduced) Eastern Snapping Turtle Eastern Snapping Turtle
Dermochelys coriacea Leatherback Seaturtle Leatherback on beach covering her eggs
Chrysemys picta bellii Western Painted Turtle Western Painted Turtle

Actinemys marmorata Pacific Pond Turtle Pacific Pond Turtle

Trachemys scripta elegans (Introduced) Red-eared Slider

Red-eared Slider


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