Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID153230
GroupReptiles-Turtles
GenusApalone
Speciesspinifera
Common NameSpiny Softshell
StateCA
CountySanta Clara
LocalityCoyote Creek, at Montague Expressway Crossing
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameCoyote
HUC8 Number18050003
HUC10 NameLower Coyote Creek-Frontal San Francisco Bay Estuaries
HUC10 Number1805000302
HUC12 NameLower Penitencia Creek-Frontal San Francisco Bay Estuaries
HUC12 Number180500030204
Map
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Collection Month5
Collection Year1999
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Statusunknown
Commentspossibly small population of discarded pets in the Guadalupe River and Coyote Creek watersheds
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected2
Year Classadults
Number Preserved2


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/29/2024].

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