Freshwater Turtles and Commercial Collection

Andy Gluesenkamp just posted on the challenge of evaluating the impact of commercial harvesting on freshwater turtle populations. This is another reason why your observations of freshwater turtles have value. You can read his post here: http://texasbiodiversity.com/2014/12/23/freshwater-turtles-importance-misconceptions-and-commercial-collection/

Posted on January 07, 2015 10:27 AM by cullen cullen | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Green Anole Anolis carolinensis

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daltosax

Date

November 3, 2014 10:05 PM CST

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mseenc

Date

May 7, 2014

Description

We saw a juvenile Nerodia erythrogaster in the middle of the dried creek bed under dried leaves. At first I was not sure it was a Nerodia erythrogaster because it appeared to have a more prominent spine, characteristic of an Agkistrodon piscivorus however after looking at my guide and comparing the patterning of the dorsum and the head shape I concluded it is in fact a Nerodia erythrogaster.

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Western rat snake Pantherophis obsoletus

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timcole

Date

January 26, 2015 05:21 PM CST

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(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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timcole

Date

January 26, 2015 05:32 PM CST

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Pond Slider Trachemys scripta

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connor22

Date

January 6, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Trachemys scripta

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Berlandier's Tortoise Gopherus berlandieri

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connor22

Date

January 6, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Gopherus berlandieri

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False Map Turtle Graptemys pseudogeographica

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cosmiccat

Date

January 25, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

Description

I found this empty turtle shell on the lake shore.

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Graptemys pseudogeographica

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Cajun Chorus Frog Pseudacris fouquettei

Observer

cosmiccat

Date

January 24, 2015

Description

SoundCloud doesn't seem to be working so here is a direct link to the frog recording: https://soundcloud.com/christie-mullen/frogs

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Pseudacris fouquettei

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Texas Cooter Pseudemys texana

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gpstewart

Date

January 24, 2015

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Pseudemys texana

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Prairie Rattlesnake Crotalus viridis

Observer

gpstewart

Date

June 4, 2003

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Crotalus viridis

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Texas Horned Lizard Phrynosoma cornutum

Observer

gpstewart

Date

June 6, 2003

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Phrynosoma cornutum

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

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garrettt331

Date

October 2, 2013 09:04 PM CDT

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Agkistrodon contortrix

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

cullen

Date

January 24, 2015 04:59 PM CST

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Sceloporus olivaceus

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American water frogs Genus Lithobates

Observer

marcopperman

Date

January 21, 2015 12:56 PM CST

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Lithobates berlandieri

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Greater Earless Lizard Cophosaurus texanus

Date

June 17, 2014

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Cophosaurus texanus

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Observer

marksanders

Date

January 16, 2015 12:55 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Pseudacris streckeri

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captainconfley

Date

October 6, 2014 07:24 PM CDT

Description

Captured and released from artificial pond at The Nature Conservancy's Southmost Preserve.

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Genus Siren

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

Observer

timcole

Date

January 22, 2015 12:10 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

45 degrees and raining.

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Crotalus atrox

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Black-spotted Newt Notophthalmus meridionalis

Observer

spat

Date

December 16, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Black-spotted Newt found in Cameron County and photographed for the Meet Your Neighbours global biodiversity project. http://meetyourneighbours.net

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Notophthalmus meridionalis

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Ground Skink Scincella lateralis

Observer

johnkarges

Date

January 15, 2015

Description

Adult ground skink beneath log in San Bernard River floodplain forest.
N29.21701 W-95.77584

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Scincella lateralis

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What

Green Anole Anolis carolinensis

Observer

johnkarges

Date

January 15, 2015

Description

Small adult beneath log in San Bernard River floodplain forest.
All photos taken by Lauren Franklin and used here with her permission.
N29.21679 W-95.77551

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Anolis carolinensis

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

taogirl

Date

January 21, 2015

Description

in spite of the gray day and sprinkles this slider rested out of the water; no other turtles were out

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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Western rat snake Pantherophis obsoletus

Observer

karenkroesen

Date

December 17, 2014 01:22 PM CST

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Pantherophis obsoletus

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What

Green Anole Anolis carolinensis

Observer

lauramorganclark

Date

January 21, 2015 11:33 AM CST

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Anolis carolinensis

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Guadalupe Spiny Softshell Apalone spinifera ssp. guadalupensis

Observer

luranga

Date

March 19, 2014

Description

Observed 4-5 sunning atop the Espada dam.

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

taogirl

Date

January 20, 2015

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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Green Anole Anolis carolinensis

Observer

cullen

Date

January 16, 2015 03:14 PM CST

cullen Project curator ID

Anolis carolinensis

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Pond Slider Trachemys scripta

Observer

cullen

Date

January 16, 2015 03:18 PM CST

cullen Project curator ID

Trachemys scripta

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Pond Slider Trachemys scripta

Observer

cullen

Date

January 17, 2015 02:52 PM CST

cullen Project curator ID

Trachemys scripta

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turtles Order Testudines

Observer

laurastracke

Date

January 20, 2015 12:39 PM CST

Description

Unable to determine what type. Approx 8 of varying sizes sunning on the bank of the stream.

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The purpose of this project is to enhance our understanding of the distribution of reptiles and amphibians in Texas. Our highest priority is to collect information on Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN). However, we hope this project will lead to a better understanding of the distribution of all reptile and amphibian species in Texas and we encourage others to use this data for ...more ↓

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