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Texas Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera emoryi)

Created: April 3rd, 2018 - 12:48 AM
Last Modified: April 3rd, 2018 - 12:30 PM
Entered by: Joey Mugleston
Record 296704
Country:
United States
State:
Utah
County:
Washington County
Time:
2018-04-01 11:34:00
Qty:
1
Age:
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Sex:
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Method:
Visual encounter
Habitat:
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Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
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Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
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Moon Phase:
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Elevation:
2578.74ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

Additional turtles vouchered separately.

Vouchers

Comments

Posted by Joey Mugleston on Apr 03, 2018 at 12:30 PM

Fixed it. Thanks.

Posted by Jeremy Westerman on Apr 03, 2018 at 09:29 AM

the only subspecies in Utah is A. s. emoryi the Texas Spiny Soft-shelled Turtle native to the Rio Grande and Pecos River in New Mexico and Texas, but introduced into the greater Colorado river system sometime in the late 1800's.
In Utah it is found in the Santa Clara and Virgin river drainages, both tributaries of the Colorado. the only other spiny softshell subspecies in the West is A. s. hartwegi the Western Spiny Softshell that is present in Eastern Montana, E. Wyoming, E. Colorado, and E. New Mexico.