The Tabasco mud turtle, commonly known as pochitoque in Tabasco, Mexico, is a small turtle which belongs to the Kinosternidae family. It can be found in central Veracruz, Tabasco, northern Guatemala and Belize. This turtle lives in smallstreams, marshes and ponds. Its feeding habits are mainly carnivorous and it is a nocturnal animal. Although this turtle doesn’t have a wide range it can be common at some sites. In Tabasco this turtle is an important part of its popular culture as well as being an ingredient in Tabasco’s gastronomy in spite of its special protected status.