Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID274180
GroupReptiles-Turtles
GenusPelodiscus
Speciessinensis
Common NameChinese softshell
StateNJ
CountyHudson
LocalityPassaic River [near West New York]
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameHackensack-Passaic
HUC8 Number02030103
Map
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Collection Day20
Collection Month1
Collection Year2011
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased for food
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:19629
Author:Associated Press.
Date:2011
Title:6 soft-shell turtles rescued from NJ roadside.
Publisher:The Washington Post.
Volume:1
Issue:25
Comments10 turtles of the same size found on snow bank. Probably food items released from Asian food market. 6 remaining live ones taken to a zoo for rehabilitation. News article misidentified the species and erroneously lists them as native.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected10
Size~10"


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