Specimen Information

Apalone spinifera
Apalone spinifera
(Spiny Softshell)
Reptiles-Turtles
Native Transplant

Specimen ID860025
GroupReptiles-Turtles
GenusApalone
Speciesspinifera
Common NameSpiny Softshell
StateCA
CountyKern
LocalityLake Truxtun (Kern River)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Kern-Upper Tehachapi-Grapevine
HUC8 Number18030003
HUC10 NameCottonwood Creek-Kern River
HUC10 Number1803000301
HUC12 NameRichfeild Weir-Kern River
HUC12 Number180300030111
Map
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Collection Day8
Collection Month6
Collection Year2015
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Statusunknown
Commentsobserver noted "slightly mottled gray color with a smooth, gently domed shell", suggesting this may be the subspecies A. s. emoryi.
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/21/2024].

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