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Apalone spinifera (LeSueur, 1827) - Eastern Spiny Softshell


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell)
Locality map for Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell).
Map created 28 February 2018.

County Map

County map for Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell)
County map for Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell)
Historical locality map for Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell). Black circles ( ) represent records after 1986, blue squares ( ) represent records between 1966 and 1986, orange triangles ( ) represent records prior to 1966. Note that more recent records might conceal underlying older records.
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical County Map

Historical county map for Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell)
Historical county map for Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell). Black circles ( ) represent records after 1986, blue squares ( ) represent records between 1966 and 1986, orange triangles ( ) represent records prior to 1966. Note that only the most recent county record for each county is shown.
Map created 28 February 2018.

Ecological Drainage Locality Map

Ecological Drainage Units map for Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell)
Major Watersheds locality map for Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Native Status

Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell) has a total of 178 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 70 counties and 141 localities. There are a total of 84 collectors and 112 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 120 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1907 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 18 and October 2, respectively. If you have a new record to report, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by County

Collection summary for Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell) by county. Some values are unavailable since some records are represented solely by historical literature reports, which sometimes lack complete collecting data. Click on a county name to view more information about that county. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
County Localities Collections Collectors Dates Expeditions Earliest Year Latest Year
Adair 1 1 1 1 1 2017 2017
Audrain 1 1 1 1 1 2000 2000
Barton 1 1 1 1 1 2016 2016
Boone 5 5 4 4 5 1994 2007
Callaway 1 2 2 1 1 2000 2000
Camden 4 5 2 3 3 1979 1996
Cape Girardeau 3 3 2 3 3 1961 2007
Carroll 1 1 1 1 1 2006 2006
Chariton 5 5 4 4 4 1948 2014
Clark 1 1 1 1 1 2013 2013
Clay 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Cooper 1 1 1 1 1 2006 2006
Crawford 2 2 5 2 2 1965 2008
Dade 1 1 1 1 1 2016 2016
Dallas 2 2 4 2 2 1987 2001
Dent 5 6 6 5 5 1909 1976
Dunklin 4 4 2 3 3 1961 1962
Franklin 2 3 2 2 2 1911 1911
Gasconade 1 1 2 1 1 1941 1941
Gentry 2 2 5 2 2 1993 2009
Greene 1 1 1 1 1 1961 1961
Hickory 1 1 1 1 1 1992 1992
Holt 1 1 1 1 1
Howard 2 2 1 2 2 2002 2005
Howell 1 1 1 1 1 1960 1960
Jackson 4 4 2 4 4 1962 1987
Jefferson 4 4 3 3 3 1932 2006
Johnson 3 3 3 3 3 1954 1960
Knox 3 4 1 2 2 2004 2004
Lewis 2 3 2 2 2 1996 1996
Lincoln 2 2 2 2 2 1985 2016
Livingston 1 1 2 1 1 1991 1991
Macon 1 1 2 1 1 2013 2013
Madison 1 1 3 1 1 2003 2003
Maries 1 2 1 1 1 2000 2000
Marion 1 1 1 1 1 2006 2006
Miller 2 2 8 2 2 1940 1997
Mississippi 3 3 2 3 3 1962 2007
Monroe 2 2 2 2 2 1996 2009
Montgomery 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Morgan 1 1 1 1 1 1966 1966
Newton 2 2 5 2 2 1935 2015
Osage 2 2 5 2 2 2006 2006
Ozark 1 1 1 1 1 1969 1969
Pemiscot 1 1 1 1 1 1962 1962
Perry 1 1 2 1 1 2011 2011
Phelps 3 3 7 3 3 1941 1999
Pike 2 3 3 2 2 1931 1995
Platte 1 1 2 1 1 2006 2006
Pulaski 3 5 3 4 4 1954 2002
Randolph 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Reynolds 2 2 2 2 2 1911 1940
Ripley 1 1 1 1 1 1941 1941
Saint Charles 1 6 1 1 1 1931 1931
Saint Clair 3 3 1 1 1
Saint Francois 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Saint Louis 2 4 1 4 4 1907 1913
Saline 2 2 1 1 1
Scott 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Shannon 4 4 5 4 4 1950 2008
Shelby 1 1 1 1 1 1997 1997
Stoddard 2 4 5 3 3 2001 2005
Stone 1 1 1 1 1 1908 1908
Sullivan 1 1 1 1 1 2005 2005
Taney 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Texas 5 9 8 5 6 1988 2016
Vernon 1 2 1 1 1
Washington 3 10 3 6 7 1909 1983
Wayne 1 1 1 1 1 1950 1950
Worth 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Apalone spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell). Counties are listed in descending order of their likelihood of having this species. Click on a county to view more information about that county. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
Likelihood County Rationale Ecoregion / Watershed
2 Barry Same watershed, within 5 miles Spring
2 Benton Same watershed, within 5 miles Lamine
2 Benton Same watershed, within 5 miles Niangua
2 Bollinger Same watershed, within 5 miles Little River Ditches
2 Bollinger Same watershed, within 5 miles Whitewater
2 Buchanan Same watershed, within 5 miles Platte
2 Carter Same watershed, within 5 miles Current
2 Cedar Same watershed, within 5 miles Sac
2 Christian Same watershed, within 5 miles James
2 Clinton Same watershed, within 5 miles Platte
2 Cole Same watershed, within 5 miles Lower Osage
2 Iron Same watershed, within 5 miles Upper Black
2 Iron Same watershed, within 5 miles Upper Saint Francis
2 Laclede Same watershed, within 5 miles Niangua
2 Lawrence Same watershed, within 5 miles Spring
2 New Madrid Same watershed, within 5 miles New Madrid-St. Johns
2 Oregon Same watershed, within 5 miles Current
2 Pettis Same watershed, within 5 miles Lamine
2 Polk Same watershed, within 5 miles Sac
2 Putnam Same watershed, within 5 miles Lower Chariton
2 Ralls Same watershed, within 5 miles The Sny
2 Warren Same watershed, within 5 miles Lower Missouri
4 Andrew Same watershed, within 10 miles Tarkio-Wolf
4 Atchison Same watershed, within 10 miles Tarkio-Wolf
4 Butler Same watershed, within 10 miles Lower Saint Francis
4 Caldwell Same watershed, within 10 miles Upper Grand
4 Cass Same watershed, within 10 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
4 Daviess Same watershed, within 10 miles Upper Grand
4 Harrison Same watershed, within 10 miles Upper Grand
4 Jasper Same watershed, within 10 miles Spring
4 Linn Same watershed, within 10 miles Lower Grand
4 Moniteau Same watershed, within 10 miles Lamine
4 Nodaway Same watershed, within 10 miles Upper Grand
4 Nodaway Same watershed, within 10 miles Tarkio-Wolf
4 Ray Same watershed, within 10 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
4 Sainte Genevieve Same watershed, within 10 miles Whitewater
4 Sainte Genevieve Same watershed, within 10 miles Big
6 Bates Same watershed, within 20 miles Harry S Truman
6 De Kalb Same watershed, within 20 miles Platte
6 De Kalb Same watershed, within 20 miles Upper Grand
6 Douglas Same watershed, within 20 miles North Fork White
6 Douglas Same watershed, within 20 miles Bull Shoals Lake
6 Grundy Same watershed, within 20 miles Upper Grand
6 Henry Same watershed, within 20 miles Harry S Truman
6 Lafayette Same watershed, within 20 miles Blackwater
6 Lafayette Same watershed, within 20 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
6 Scotland Same watershed, within 20 miles North Fabius
6 Scotland Same watershed, within 20 miles South Fabius
6 Webster Same watershed, within 20 miles Niangua
8 Schuyler Same watershed, within 30 miles South Fabius
8 Wright Same watershed, within 30 miles Upper Gasconade
10 Mercer Adjacent county, same watershed Lower Grand

Linnaean Classification

Kingdom:
Animalia - Animals
Phylum:
Chordata - Chordates
Subphylum:
Vertebrata - Vertebrates
Class:
Reptilia Laurenti, 1768 - Reptiles
Order:
Testudines Linnaeus, 1758 - Turtles
Family:
Trionychidae Bell, 1828 - Softshells
Genus:
Apalone Rafinesque, 1832 - North American Softshells
Species:
Apalone spinifera (LeSueur, 1827) - Eastern Spiny Softshell

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms

(none)