False Map Turtle
It wasn’t until the room to house the scanner in the South Carolina Aquarium’s new Sea Turtle Recovery Center was finished that staff found out they had been misled, according to the suit filed While the painted and the snapper are the most common and easily recognized, the state sports two soft-shelled species and the False Map Turtle. SUPER SIZED. Pheasants Forever has released its annual While the northern map turtle, native to southern Ontario and Quebec, is considered an at-risk species, the turtles Fish and Wildlife are looking for appear to be False Map Turtles, Law said. False
Nine small turtle eggs dug from the shores of Columbia’s Lake Elkhorn in early July have produced penny-sized, non-native False Map Turtles normally found along the Mississippi River, raising concern Among their troubles is competition from exotic turtles that have escaped from the pet trade, including the red-eared slider and the False Map Turtle. All these turtles hunt tadpoles to some degree. Under the same convention, the False Map Turtle, native to the United States, can only be traded with either Cites permits or certificates of origin. UNSUITABLE AS PETS Wild animals are not suitable
False Map Turtle – The False Map Turtle, a reptile with Mississippi roots, has been discovered in a lake in Howard County raising concerns about non-native wildlife crowding out native species, the Baltimore Sun reports The False Map Turtle found June 17 might not seem like a threat, but “it’s out of its ecosystem,” Muller said. It could change the Maryland landscape in unintended ways if allowed to breed. The A Ponchatoula turtle farmer has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of illegally shipping 1,500 False Map Turtles to a buyer in the Netherlands, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reported Wednesday (Aug. 22).