Specimen Information

Apalone spinifera spinifera
Apalone spinifera spinifera
(Eastern Spiny Softshell)
Reptiles-Turtles
Native Transplant

Specimen ID115851
GroupReptiles-Turtles
GenusApalone
Speciesspinifera
Subspeciesspinifera
Common NameEastern Spiny Softshell
StateNJ
CountySalem
LocalityPalatine Lake, near Palatine
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameCohansey-Maurice
HUC8 Number02040206
HUC10 NameUpper Maurice River
HUC10 Number0204020604
HUC12 NameUpper Muddy Run
HUC12 Number020402060403
Map
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Collection Day1
Collection Month7
Collection Year1954
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for food
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:12138
Author:Conant, R.
Date:1961
Title:The softshell turtle, Trionyx spinifer, introduced and established in New Jersey.
Journal:Copeia
Volume:1961
Issue:3
Pages:355-356
Commentscaught on the lake shore suggesting that she may have been nesting
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1F
Size380 mm


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