Common name: Suwannee River cooter
Synonyms and Other Names: Pseudemys suwanniensis Carr, 1937; Suwanne Cooter
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Native Range: Tampa Bay drainages to Wakulla River (Krysko et al. 2019).
Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) Explained
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Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps
Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Pseudemys concinna suwanniensis are found here.
Table last updated 10/1/2023
† Populations may not be currently present.
Ecology: Herbivorous, and commonly found in springs and rivers (Krysko et al. 2019).
Means of Introduction: There is an introduced population in the Silver and Ocklawaha rivers (Krysko et al. 2019).
References: (click for full references)
Krysko, K.L., K.M. Enge, and P.E. Moler. 2019. Amphibians and reptiles of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Revision Date: 8/22/2019
Freedman, J.A., 2023, Pseudemys concinna suwanniensis Carr, 1937: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=3330, Revision Date: 8/22/2019, Access Date: 10/1/2023
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