Specimen Information

Chrysemys picta bellii
Chrysemys picta bellii
(Western Painted Turtle)
Reptiles-Turtles
Native Transplant

Specimen ID1697451
GroupReptiles-Turtles
GenusChrysemys
Speciespicta
Subspeciesbellii
Common NameWestern Painted Turtle
StateFL
CountyMiami-Dade
LocalityA.D. Barnes Park, Miami
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameFlorida Southeast Coast
HUC8 Number03090206
HUC10 NameTamiami Canal
HUC10 Number0309020615
HUC12 NameTamiami Canal
HUC12 Number030902061500
Map
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Collection Day30
Collection Month4
Collection Year2021
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased
Reference 1
Ref. Number:38358
Author:Stemle, L.R.
Date:2021
Title:First report of a non-native Western Painted Turtle, Chrysemys picta bellii (Gray 1831), in Miami, Florida, in 50 years
Journal:Reptiles and Amphibians
Volume:28
Issue:2
Pages:358-359
CommentsFirst record of this species in Florida since 25 were released in Miami-Dade Co. in 1964.
Record TypeLiterature
Disposalremoved from pond
Museum Cat NumberUF–192121 photo voucher
VerifierHunter Lowell (University of Miami) and Michael Llorett (University of Florida)
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size12.1 cm carapace length, 8.7 cm carapace width, 0.2 kg mass
Number of Breeding Males1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/7/2022].

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