Species Profile
Northwestern Pond Turtle
Species Details
Common NameNorthwestern Pond Turtle
Scientific NameActinemys Marmorata Marmorata
IUCN Red List StatusVulnerable A1cd (1996)
- Beach Lake Mitigation Bank

Species Range
The western pond turtle occurs on suitable aquatic habitats throughout California west of the Sierra Nevada and in parts of Oregon and Washington. The northwestern pond turtle is found north of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary, while the southwestern pond turtle is found south of the San Francisco Bay. There is evidence to suggest that the two subspecies may intergrade between the San Francisco Bay region and the San Joaquin Valley.
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