Yellow-Blotched Map turtle (Graptemys flavimaculata)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
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, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Mississippi
- US Counties in which the Yellow-Blotched Map turtle, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
- USFWS Refuges in which the Yellow-Blotched Map turtle, Wherever found is known to occur:
Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|01/14/1991||Southeast Region (Region 4)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|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|
|04/09/2010||75 FR 18233 18234||5-Year Status Reviews of 10 Southeastern Species; Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information|
|01/14/1991||56 FR 1459 1463||ETWP; Graptemys flavimaculata (Yellow-Blotched Map Turtle) Listed as Threatened; 56 FR 1459 1463|
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|03/15/1993||Yellow-Blotched Map Turtle||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|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||
» Critical Habitat
No critical habitat rules have been published for the Yellow-Blotched Map turtle.
» Conservation Plans
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