Ringed Map turtle (Graptemys oculifera)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

The ringed sawback turtle is small. Each shield of its upper shell (carapace) has a yellow ring bordered inside and outside with dark olive-brown: its undershell (plastron) is yellow. The head has a large yellow spot behind the eye, two yellow stripes from the orbit backwards, and a characteristic yellow stripe covering the whole lower jaw (Cagle 1953). Males grow to 1O centimeters (cm) and females to 18 cm in plastron length.

  • States/US Territories in which the Ringed Map turtle, Entire is known to or is believed to occur:  Louisiana , Mississippi
  • US Counties in which the Ringed Map turtle, Entire is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the Ringed Map turtle, Entire is known to occur:  Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
12/23/1986 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
01/21/1986 51 FR 2741 2744 Proposed Thr. Status for Ringed Sawback Turtle; 51 FR 2741-2744
12/23/1986 51 FR 45907 45910 Thr. Status for Ringed Sawback Turtle (Graptemys oculifera); 51 FR 45907
06/14/2005 70 FR 34492 34494 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 25 Southeastern Species

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
04/08/1988 Ringed Sawback Turtle View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
06/14/2005 70 FR 34492 34494 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 25 Southeastern Species
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Five Year Review
Date Title
08/17/2010 Ringed map turtle 5-Year Review

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Ringed Map turtle.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Ringed Map turtle.

» Petitions

» Life History

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

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