Alabama Red-Belly turtle (Pseudemys alabamensis)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

This is a large (2O to 25 centimeters or 8 to 1O inches carapace length) freshwater turtle, normally with an orange to reddish plastron and a prominent notch at the tip of the upper jaw, bordered on either side by a toothlike cusp. The elongated carapace is highly arched and elevated along the midline; its highest point is often anterior to the midbody where the carapace is widest. The carapace is brown to olive, with yellow, orange, or reddish streaks and mottling that form distinct, light vertical bars on the pleural scutes. The skin is olive to black with yellow to light orange stripes. The Alabama red-bellied turtle seems to feed almost entirely on aquatic plants (Dobie 1985b).

  • States/US Territories in which the Alabama Red-Belly turtle, Entire is known to or is believed to occur:  Alabama , Mississippi
  • US Counties in which the Alabama Red-Belly turtle, Entire is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
06/16/1987 Southeast Region (Region 4) Entire

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
12/30/1982 47 FR 58454 58460 Review of Vertebrate Wildlife for Listing as End. or Thr. Species
06/16/1987 52 FR 22939 22943 Determination of End. Status for Alabama Red-bellied Turtle; 52 FR 22939- 22943
08/02/2007 72 FR 42425 42426 5-Year Review of Nine Southeastern Species
07/08/1986 51 FR 24727 24731 Proposed Thr. Status for Alabama Red-Bellied Turtle; 51 FR 24727-24731

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
01/08/1990 Alabama Red-bellied Turtle View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
08/02/2007 72 FR 42425 42426 5-Year Review of Nine Southeastern Species
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Five Year Review
Date Title
Alabama Red-bellied Turtle (Pseudemys alabamensis) 5-Year Review: Summary and Evaluation

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Alabama Red-Belly turtle.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Alabama Red-Belly turtle.

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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