Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID158534
GroupReptiles-Turtles
GenusApalone
Speciesspinifera
Common NameSpiny Softshell
StateCA
CountyMarin
LocalityLagunitas Creek Watershed
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameTomales-Drake Bays
HUC8 Number18050005
HUC10 NameLagunitas Creek
HUC10 Number1805000501
HUC12 NameOlema Creek-Lagunitas Creek
HUC12 Number180500050104
Map
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Collection Month5
Collection Year2004
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13761
Author:Walder, R.
Date:2004
Title:Another Non-native Species Found in West Marin's Creeks.
Journal:Coastal Post Online
Publisher:http://wwwcoastalpostcom/04/05/19htm.
Reference 2
Ref. Number:13772
Author:Fimrite, P.
Date:2004
Title:Turtles Battle for Marin Turf: Native Western Pond Species is Being Driven out of its Home in Marin Water District Lakes.
Publisher:SFGate.com
Volume:2004
Issue:May 17
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recorddrainage
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Specimen Impactconcerned about threat to juvenile salmon and steelhead. Biologists suspect that turtles and other species have been feeding on salmon eggs, as well as on juvenile salmon


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