Plymouth Red-Bellied Cooter (Pseudemys rubriventris ssp. bangsi)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
10-15 3/4" (25.4-40 cm). Carapace brown to black with flattened or slightly concave vertebral scutes; red bar on each marginal scute. Prominent notch at tip of upper jaw flanked by toothlike cusps; arrow-shaped stripe runs atop head, between eyes, to snout. Plastron reddish; dark markings along scute seams fade with age. Male has elongated, straight claws on front feet.
This species is listed wherever it is found, but
- States/US Territories in which the Plymouth Red-Bellied Cooter, Entire is known to or is believed to occur: Massachusetts
- US Counties in which the Plymouth Red-Bellied Cooter, Entire is known to or is believed to occur: View All
- USFWS Refuges in which the Plymouth Red-Bellied Cooter, Entire is known to occur:
MASSASOIT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|04/02/1980||Northeast Region (Region 5)||Entire|
» RecoveryRecovery Plan Information Search
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|05/06/1994||Plymouth Redbelly Turtle||View Implementation Progress||Final Revision 2|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|04/21/2006||71 FR 20717 20718||Initiation of a 5-Year Review of Nine Listed Species: the Purple Bean (Villosa perpurpurea), Clubshell (Pleurobema clava), Northern Red-bellied Cooter (Pseudemys rubriventris bangsi), Roanoke Logperch (Percina rex), Swamp Pink (Helonias bullata), Northern Riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana), Flat-spired Three-toothed Land Snail (Triodopsis platysayoides), Puritan Tiger Beetle (Cicindela puritana), and Dwarf Wedgemussel (Alasmidonta heterodon)|
|09/10/2007||Northern Red-Bellied Cooter 5-Year Review|
» Critical Habitat
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type||Status|
|04/02/1980||45 FR 21828 21833||ETWP; Listing as Endangered With Critical Habitat for the Plymouth Red- Bellied Turtle in Massachusetts||Final Rule||Final designated|
|09/13/1979||44 FR 53422 53424||ETWP; Reproposal of Critical Habitat for the Plymouth Red-bellied Turtle||Proposed Rule||Not Required|
|05/19/1978||43 FR 21702 21705||Proposed Endangered Status and Critical Habitat for Two Species of Turtles (Key mud turtle and Plymouth red-bellied turtle);||Proposed Rule||Final designated|
To learn more about critical habitat please see http://criticalhabitat.fws.gov
» Conservation Plans
No conservation plans have been created for Plymouth Red-Bellied Cooter, Entire
|10/03/2006||71 FR 58363 58364||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition to Delist the Plymouth Redbelly Turtle (Pseudemys rubriventris bangsi)|
» Life History
No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.
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