Specimen Information

Chelydra serpentina
Chelydra serpentina
(Snapping Turtle)
Reptiles-Turtles
Native Transplant

Specimen ID235819
GroupReptiles-Turtles
GenusChelydra
Speciesserpentina
Common NameSnapping Turtle
StateWA
CountyKing
LocalityLake Washington
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLake Washington
HUC8 Number17110012
Map
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Collection Year1999
Year AccuracyEstimated
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:15910
Author:McBee, D.
Date:1999
Title:Menace on Lake Washington.
CommentsA story of the author's chance encounter with a snapping turtle while canoeing.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Year Classadult
Sizecarapace=estimated at 2 feet long
Specimen ImpactSuggested in the article that snapping turtles may prey on invasive sliders (red-eared?)


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/20/2021].

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