Inside a red ear slider turtle
This pic is from when I went to the New England Aquarium in Boston a while back.
The internal organs of a red eared slider turtle, this particular RES is a female:
Here are the labels, from top-to-bottom and left-to-right:
- common carotid a.
- subclavian a.
- gastric a
- left lung
- small intestine
- p*****peritoneal cavity
In case the numbering isn’t very clear in terms of what organ is where, please reference this handy watercolor chart I made:
Sometimes, with turtles being as small as they are and seeing how big their feet are, how long their heads, necks, and tails are and that they can hide in their shells – it is easy to forget about all the other internal organs that they have that keep them alive and healthy. Turtles are truly wonderful creatures of the Creator!