Apalone spinifera
Apalone spinifera
(Spiny Softshell)
Native Transplant

33 results for Apalone spinifera (Spiny Softshell)
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Specimen IDCommon NameStateCountyLocalityYear HUC Number What's this? Drainage nameStatus
115605 Texas Spiny SoftshellCA Colorado River1991 15030104 Imperial Reservoirestablished
115611 Spiny SoftshellCA Colorado River system1900 15030100 Lower Coloradoestablished
644312 Texas Spiny SoftshellCA Imperial Reservoir drainage1998 15030104 Imperial Reservoirestablished
156053 Texas Spiny SoftshellCA Sacramento River1999 18020005 Sacramento Headwaterscollected
115727 Spiny SoftshellCA state non-specific1991 18000000 California Regioncollected
644313 Texas Spiny SoftshellCA Yuma Desert drainage1998 15030108 Yuma Desertestablished
156048 Texas Spiny SoftshellCAContra CostaSan Pablo Reservoir1976 18050002 San Pablo Bayestablished
1545053 Texas Spiny SoftshellCAFresnoCoke Hallowell Center for River Studies, near reclaimed mining pond2019 18040001 Middle San Joaquin-Lower Chowchillaunknown
266023 Spiny SoftshellCAImperialImperial County1929 18100000 Southern Mojave-Salton Seacollected
156046 Texas Spiny SoftshellCAImperialImperial Valley, head of Gulf of California1976 18100204 Salton Seaestablished
115904 Texas Spiny SoftshellCAImperialpond on state game farm, Calipatria1945 18100204 Salton Seacollected
115905 Texas Spiny SoftshellCAImperialSalton Sea, shore near Mullet Island1952 18100204 Salton Seacollected
115704 Spiny SoftshellCAKerncanal approximately 1 mile south of David Road and 1.5 miles east of I-5; approximately 15 miles south of Bakersfield1989 18030003 Middle Kern-Upper Tehachapi-Grapevineunknown
115705 Spiny SoftshellCAKerncanal at Highway 178 approximately 1.5 miles east of Highway 99, Bakersfield1997 18030003 Middle Kern-Upper Tehachapi-Grapevineunknown
860025 Spiny SoftshellCAKernLake Truxtun (Kern River)2015 18030003 Middle Kern-Upper Tehachapi-Grapevineunknown
115694 Texas Spiny SoftshellCALos AngelesEl Dorado Park, city of Long Beach1994 18070106 San Gabrielcollected
156049 Texas Spiny SoftshellCALos AngelesSan Gabriel River1976 18070106 San Gabrielestablished
158534 Spiny SoftshellCAMarinLagunitas Creek Watershed2004 18050005 Tomales-Drake Baysunknown
1446474 Spiny SoftshellCAMercedSan Joaquin River just upstream from the Highway 140 bridge at Fremont Ford Park2004 18040001 Middle San Joaquin-Lower Chowchillaestablished
1446475 Spiny SoftshellCAMercedSan Joaquin River west of Highway 1652004 18040001 Middle San Joaquin-Lower Chowchillaestablished
235881 Spiny SoftshellCAOrangeFullerton Arboretum2006 18070106 San Gabrielestablished
1613940 Spiny SoftshellCAOrangeIn the Santa Isabelle Channel, seen from the 23rd street foot bridge in Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve managed by Orange County Parks.2019 18070204 Newport Bayunknown
156047 Texas Spiny SoftshellCARiversideSalton Sea (HUC6) non-specific1976 18100200 Salton Seaeradicated
1403105 Spiny SoftshellCASacramentoNear confluence of Morrison and Laguna Creek2017 18020163 Lower Sacramentoestablished
156050 Texas Spiny SoftshellCASan DiegoLower Otay Reservoir1985 18070304 San Diegoestablished

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/7/2023].

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