Ringed Map turtle (Graptemys oculifera)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
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
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|12/23/1986||Southeast Region (Region 4)||Entire|
» Federal Register Documents
|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|
|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|
|04/08/1988||Ringed Sawback Turtle||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|06/14/2005||70 FR 34492 34494||Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 25 Southeastern Species||
|08/17/2010||Ringed map turtle 5-Year Review|
» Critical Habitat
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