Black-knobbed map turtle (Graptemys nigrinoda)

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Black-knobbed map turtle
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • Endemic to the USA, the black-knobbed map turtle is found in Alabama and Mississippi.
  • Found in rivers and streams, black-knobbed map turtles feed on insects, molluscs, plants, and freshwater sponges.
  • Nests are dug in fine sand where the black-knobbed map turtle lays it's eggs.
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Black-knobbed map turtle description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderTestudines
FamilyEmydidae
GenusGraptemys (1)

Information on the black-knobbed map turtle (Graptemys nigrinoda) is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

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Black-knobbed map turtle status

The black-knobbed map turtle is classiifed as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix III of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (June, 2011)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
  2. CITES (December, 2010)
    http://www.cites.org
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Black-knobbed map turtle  
Black-knobbed map turtle

© Johannes Pfleiderer

Johannes Pfleiderer
johannes.pfleiderer@gmx.de
http://www.zootierliste.de/en

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