Specimen Information

Macrochelys temminckii
Macrochelys temminckii
(Alligator Snapping Turtle)
Reptiles-Turtles
Native Transplant

Specimen ID266084
GroupReptiles-Turtles
GenusMacrochelys
Speciestemminckii
Common NameAlligator Snapping Turtle
StateCA
CountySacramento
LocalityLaguna Creek, near Central Valley State Fish Hatchery, near Elk Grove (historic location, hatchery no longer exists)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Sacramento
HUC8 Number18020163
HUC10 NameMorrison Creek
HUC10 Number1802016304
HUC12 NameLaguna Creek
HUC12 Number180201630403
Map
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Collection Day1
Collection Month1
Collection Year1968
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:18654
Author:Murphy, R.W.
Date:1969
Title:An Alligator Snapping Turtle, Macrochelys temminckii, from California's Inland Waters.
Journal:California Fish and Game
Volume:55
Issue:1
Pages:85-86
CommentsSpecimen collected.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Year Classadult
Size48 lbs, carapace length = 18 inches


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