Moorish Greeks can be found in southern parts of Spain. Photo map belongs to Lonely Planet.
Males are generally 4.5-6"
Females grow to about 6-7.5"
High in fiber, rich in calcium, and low in protein. Weeds, broadleaf greens, flowers, optunia cactus and optunia fruit. Organic store-bought greens and Mazuri on occasion. No fruit - too high in sugars.
As many freshly picked wild foods as possible. Use quality calcium w/multi-vitamin supplement
Very little humidity. Requires drier conditions.
The carapace is often an orangish to tan base color with a series of irregular black markings on each scute.
More brightly colored variations have been found in Spain and Sardinia.
Not in the southern areas, they are active throughout warm winter periods and estivate through the hot summers.
In the northern areas, they do brumate.
Semi-arid scrub and Mediterranean forest, to verges of semi-desert.
Yes, this subspecies will brumate during cooler, winter months.
An adult female Algerian. Photo taken by Garden State Tortoise and used with permission.
Males do not exceed 6".
Females grow to around 7".
They have a background color of the carapace tending to yellow-sand contrasted by various black spots diffused in an uneven manner on the plate.
It does not but faces a period of inactivity in the coldest periods from the end of December to the end of February.
It lives in coastal environments with sandy soil in the middle of dense garigue and Mediterranean scrub
An adult Sardinian Greek carapace. Photo from testudosardinia.com