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Florida Mud Turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum steindachneri)

Created: February 1st, 2014 - 09:10 PM
Last Modified: February 2nd, 2014 - 09:03 AM
Entered by: Daniel D. Dye, II
Record 173508
Country:
United States
State:
Florida
County:
Putnam County
Time:
2014-02-01 15:09:00
Qty:
2
Age:
Juvenile
Sex:
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Method:
Dip-netting
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Comments

Posted by Daniel D. Dye, II on Feb 02, 2014 at 09:03 AM

I've been struggling on the ID of this one. At the abdominal scute, the bridge is narrow as illustrated in the Peterson Field Guide and Dick Bartlett's book as well. That would make it a Florida mud. However, the rear plastral lobe appears long or large as in an Eastern mud. For now I’ll list it as a Florida, with a disclaimer. I have found three in this location in the past few years. I think it’s time to set some traps to catch an adult or two. I've posted a photo with the plastron as well.

Posted by Dave Leone on Feb 02, 2014 at 07:42 AM

Beautiful! Do you see the Fl. muds often?

Posted by Matthew Sullivan Sullivan on Feb 02, 2014 at 12:11 AM

ha so awesome