Western Pond Turtle

Actinemys marmorata

Summary 3

The western pond turtle (Actinemys marmorata or Emys marmorata), or Pacific pond turtle is a small to medium-sized turtle growing to approximately 20 cm (8 in) in carapace length. It is limited to the west coast of the United States of America and Mexico, ranging from western Washington state to northern Baja California. In May 2002, the Canadian Species at Risk Act listed the Pacific pond turtle as being extirpated in Canada.

Hastings NHR Notes 4

Salvaged voucher specimens (i.e., found carcasses) document their presence at Blomquist Pond from 1999. Need to document their presence with current observations.

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  1. (c) Yathin S Krishnappa, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2009-Western-pond-turtle.jpg
  2. (c) Alan Wolf, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/90055788@N00/50414452
  3. Adapted by Michelle S. Koo from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actinemys_marmorata
  4. (c) Michelle S. Koo, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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Taxonomy:family Emydidae
Iucn status Vulnerable