Specimen Information

Pelodiscus sinensis
Pelodiscus sinensis
(Chinese softshell)
Reptiles-Turtles
Exotic

Specimen ID115828
GroupReptiles-Turtles
GenusPelodiscus
Speciessinensis
Common NameChinese softshell
StateHI
CountyKauai
LocalityKealia River
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameKauai
HUC8 Number20070000
HUC10 Number2007000002
Map
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Collection Day22
Collection Month11
Collection Year1946
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for food
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:12133
Author:Brock, V.E.
Date:1947
Title:The establishment of Trionyx sinensis in Hawaii.
Journal:Copeia
Volume:1947
Issue:2
Pages:142
Commentspresent range: along the eastern side of the island from about Lihue on the south to the Kealia River drainage on the north, a distance of ~10-12 miles; from the upper boundary of tidewater into the upper, rapidly flowing mountian streams, ~7-8 miles
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1M
Size239mm; 3750g


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