Biological observations on the reproductive behavior revealed that seasonal variations in gonad size morphological characteristics of the testes and hormone concentrations all indicate that the environmental conditions of the scorpion mud turtle
's natural habitat influenced reproductive seasonality.
Morphological study of epididymides in the scorpion mud turtle
in natural habitat (Kinosternon scorpioides--Linnaeus, 1976).
In yellow-bellied sliders (Trachemys scripta scripta), Florida cooters (Pseudemys floridana), and common mud turtles
(Kinosternon subrubrum), last clutches have fewer eggs than clutches laid earlier (Gibbons et al., 1982).
Physiological capacity for estivation in the Sonoran mud turtle
, Kinosternon sonoriense.
Message from a peat bank: First record for the Eastern Mud Turtle
(Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum) from Cobb Island, Virginia.
(2) Throughout California, the only other native turtle is the Sonoran mud turtle
(Kinosternon sonoriense), constrained to the southeastern corner of California along the Lower Colorado River; Carl H.
In 2002, the Arizona Game and Fish Department began working to develop a conservation agreement for the Sonoyta mud turtle
, which is a candidate for listing under the Endangered Species Act.
In the states of California, Oregon, and Washington, at least 27 species of exotic (non-native) aquatic or semi-aquatic turtles from 20 genera and 5 different families have been recovered or reliably reported from within the range of 3 native aquatic turtle species: the western pond turtle (Clemmys marmorata), the western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta), and the Sonoran mud turtle
Eastern Mud Turtle
(Endangered) Shell length: 3-5 inches.
Life history of the common mud turtle
Kinosternon subrubrum in South Carolina, USA.
The mud turtle
, Kinosternon subrubrum (n=40) was the most frequently collected reptile.
About half-an-hour later, a little black mud turtle
followed the big snapping turtle and did the same thing.
Resist the heave of your body pulling you down in its falling, down onto Mud Turtle
Nesting and parental care in the mud turtle
, Kinosternon flavescens.
For example, the white-lipped mud turtle
(Kinosternon leucostomum) eats less animal matter where it occurs in sympatry with the mollusk specialist the giant Mexican mud turtle