Tokka is specifically identified as being an alligator snapping turtle, but no specific mention of the original species of the four brothers is made.

What species of turtles were our teenage ninja heroes?

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    Mar 13, 2016 at 11:06

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They are apperently Red-Eared sliders

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Within the second volume of the Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the popular comic book heroes were revealed as specimens of the red-eared slider.

Similarly, they are portrayed as Red-Eared Sliders in the movies:


  • Why yes, the resemblance is almost uncanny, I can see it now! Feb 19, 2016 at 2:56
  • Nice answer. :-)
    – Praxis
    Feb 22, 2016 at 3:39
  • are these turtles or tortoises?
    – user13267
    May 15, 2016 at 0:15

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