Alabama Red-Belly turtle (Pseudemys alabamensis)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
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, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Alabama , Mississippi
- US Counties in which the Alabama Red-Belly turtle, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|06/16/1987||Southeast Region (Region 4)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|06/16/1987||52 FR 22939 22943||Determination of End. Status for Alabama Red-bellied Turtle; 52 FR 22939- 22943|
|07/08/1986||51 FR 24727 24731||Proposed Thr. Status for Alabama Red-Bellied Turtle; 51 FR 24727-24731|
|08/02/2007||72 FR 42425 42426||5-Year Review of Nine Southeastern Species|
|12/30/1982||47 FR 58454 58460||Review of Vertebrate Wildlife for Listing as End. or Thr. Species|
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|01/08/1990||Alabama Red-bellied Turtle||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|08/02/2007||72 FR 42425 42426||5-Year Review of Nine Southeastern Species||
|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
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