Specimen Information

Apalone spinifera
Apalone spinifera
(Spiny Softshell)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID153230
Common NameSpiny Softshell
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
Collection Month5
Collection Year1999
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Commentspossibly small population of discarded pets in the Guadalupe River and Coyote Creek watersheds
Record TypePersonal communication
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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