Intraspecific kleptoparasitism and aggression in the Midland painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta marginata)

TitleIntraspecific kleptoparasitism and aggression in the Midland painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta marginata)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1986
AuthorsHayes FE
JournalBulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society
Volume22
Issue4
Pagination175-177
KeywordsTURTLES
Abstract

Observations of intraspecific kleptoparasitism and aggression over food are reported in captive midland painted turtles (Chrysemys picta marginata) for the first time, and compared with similar observations in other species of aquatic turtles. To what extent (if any) these behaviors occur in wild populations of aquatic turtles remains unknown.