At least three species of alien reptiles have been introduced into the Lower Colorado: the soft-shelled turtle (Apalone spinifera), the painted turtle (Crysemys picta) and the American alligator (Alligator mississipiensis).
For example, the soft-shelled turtle, although it could have a problem in northeastern Mexico, is alien to the delta and should not be listed for it.
The probable origin of the soft-shelled turtle in the Rio Colorado basin.
In one case its diet included crayfish, wolf spiders (Lycosidae), insects (including a scorpion), abundant coleoptera, and also muskrats, snakes, soft-shelled turtles, and Asiatic clam (Clarkson and De Vos 1986).
North american recent soft-shelled turtles (family Trynichidae).
MAKING A SPLASH This Chinese soft-shelled turtle
has found a new abode
We performed an environmental study of the restaurant and the soft-shelled turtle farm.
We report an outbreak of human trichinosis in Taiwan in which eating raw soft-shelled turtles (Pelodiscus sinensis) was the suspected mode of infection.
Group A, comprising 20 Taiwanese, participated in a festive meal in Taipei City at a Japanese food restaurant, and were served raw meat, blood, liver, and eggs of 3 of the 5 soft-shelled turtles provided by the host, a supplier of soft-shelled turtles.
The restaurant had never previously served raw or undercooked soft-shelled turtles.
The facility will also be involved in producing soft-shelled turtles
, river crabs and other aquatic animals for domestic consumption.
Separate chapters also cover the culture of algae, carps, salmonids, tilapias, channel catfish, marine and brackish fishes, soft-shelled turtles
, marine shrimp, mitten crabs and other decapod crustaceans, bivalves, gastropods, and ornamentals.