Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1617545
GroupReptiles-Turtles
GenusPelodiscus
Speciessinensis
Common NameChinese softshell
StateMA
CountyNorfolk
LocalityQuincy Bay
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameCharles
HUC8 Number01090001
HUC10 NameBoston Harbor-Massachusetts Bay
HUC10 Number0109000110
HUC12 NameQuincy Bay
HUC12 Number010900011009
Map
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Collection Day5
Collection Month4
Collection Year2019
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased for food | released ceremonial
Statusunknown
CommentsFound dead on beach, just above the water line. Also saw a similar live turtle on 8/23/19 in the same area.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater-Brackish
Number Collected1
Photo
Pelodiscus sinensis


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