Specimen Information

Staurotypus salvinii
Staurotypus salvinii
(Pacific Coast giant musk turtle)
Reptiles-Turtles
Exotic

Specimen ID275000
GroupReptiles-Turtles
GenusStaurotypus
Speciessalvinii
Common NamePacific Coast giant musk turtle
StateFL
CountyMiami-Dade
LocalityZoo Miami property, adjacent to a man-made lake
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameFlorida Southeast Coast
HUC8 Number03090206
HUC10 NameCoral Gables
HUC10 Number0309020616
HUC12 NameBlack Creek Canal
HUC12 Number030902061602
Map
+
Collection Day2
Collection Month10
Collection Year2010
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:19749
Author:Smith, D.C, K.L. Krysko, T.A. Sorenson, and M.N. Sider
Date:2011
Title:The Pacific coast giant musk turtle, Staurotypus salvinii Gray 1864 (Kinosternidae), a new non-indigenous species in Florida.
Journal:IRCF Reptiles and Amphibians
Volume:18
Issue:1
Pages:55-56
Commentsgravid female; layed two eggs which failed to develop; however a juvenile was collected a month later
Record TypeSpecimen
Earliest Recordnation
Museum Cat NumberUF 160342
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Number of Breeding Females1


Disclaimer:

The data represented on this site vary in accuracy, scale, completeness, extent of coverage and origin. It is the user's responsibility to use these data consistent with their intended purpose and within stated limitations. We highly recommend reviewing metadata files prior to interpreting these data.

Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/12/2024].

Contact us if you are using data from this site for a publication to make sure the data are being used appropriately and for potential co-authorship if warranted.

For general information and questions about the database, contact Wesley Daniel. For problems and technical issues, contact Matthew Neilson.