Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Vinson Massif, Antarctica
The Pseudemys genus has undergone a lot of changes, and to my knowledge, mobiliensis isn't a valid subspecies anymore... but anyway, the Florida River Cooter, which is now Pseudemys concinna floridana is pretty common in the pet trade, and frequently mistaken for sliders or painted turtles - especially when young. They get as large, if not larger, than sliders at adult size. They have pretty much the exact same care needs as a slider, so it's unlikely he'll be harmed by a pet store that doesn't know exactly what species he is - assuming they know how to properly care for water turtles in the first place.
She sits in her corner, singing herself to sleep.
Wrapped in all of the promises, that no one seems to keep.