Yellow-Blotched Map turtle (Graptemys flavimaculata)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

The yellow-blotched map turtle is a member of the narrow-head complex of Graptemys. It is a medium-sized aquatic turtle with females attaining a carapace (upper shell) length of a least 2O centimeters (cm) (8 inches) and males occasionally exceeding 12 cm (4 and 3/4 inches). The carapace is olive to light brown. Each costal scute has an irregular bright yellow or orange blotch. Juveniles and adult males have a black spine on the first four vertebral scutes. These spines become smaller and may be lost in adult females.

  • States/US Territories in which the Yellow-Blotched Map turtle, Entire is known to or is believed to occur:  Mississippi
  • US Counties in which the Yellow-Blotched Map turtle, Entire is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the Yellow-Blotched Map turtle, Entire is known to occur:  Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
01/14/1991 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
07/11/1990 55 FR 28570 28573 ETWP; Proposed Threatened Status for the Graptemys flavimaculata (Yellow- blotched Map Turtle); 55 FR 28570 28573
01/14/1991 56 FR 1459 1463 ETWP; Graptemys flavimaculata (Yellow-Blotched Map Turtle) Listed as Threatened; 56 FR 1459 1463
04/09/2010 75 FR 18233 18234 5-Year Status Reviews of 10 Southeastern Species; Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
03/15/1993 Yellow-Blotched Map Turtle View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
04/09/2010 75 FR 18233 18234 5-Year Status Reviews of 10 Southeastern Species; Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Yellow-Blotched Map turtle.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Yellow-Blotched Map turtle.

» Petitions

» Life History

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

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