Ringed Map Turtle

The Ringed Map Turtle is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Ringed Map Turtle or Ringed Sawback (Graptemys oculifera) is a species of turtle in the Emydidae family. It is endemic to the United States. Source - * Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group 1996. More

The Ringed Map Turtle is one of the smaller so called 'Sawback' map turtles. The term 'sawback' is attributed to three (and possibly a fourth) of the map turtles species. More

* States/US Territories in which the Ringed Map turtle is known to occur: Louisiana , Mississippi * USFWS Refuges in which the Ringed Map turtle is known to occur: BOGUE CHITTO NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE More

Range: The Ringed Map Turtle (Baur, 1890) is found in the Pearl River and its tributaries in Mississippi and Louisiana. The Pearl River is a large river that can have very swift currents when the water is high. Description: This is a small to medium size turtle. More

The Ringed Map Turtle is from the order Testudines. All turtles are testudines (or Chelonia). There are more than 280 different species belonging to this order. The Ringed Map Turtle was first reported by Baur, 1890. More

Ringed map turtles are endemic to the Pearl River of Mississippi and Louisiana. They occur primarily in the main channel of the river and the lower portions of its largest tributary, the Bogue Chitto River. More

Geographic Range: The ringed map turtle is restricted to the Pearl River and its major tributaries in Mississippi and Louisiana; however, it is not found in the tidally influenced lowermost section of the West Pearl River (McCoy and Vogt 1988; Dickerson and More

Common names

Graptemys oculifera in Dutch - Nederlands
Ringed Map Turtle in English - English
Ringed sawback in English - English
ringed sawback turtle in English - English

Order : Testudines
Family : Emydidae
Genus : Graptemys
Species : Graptemys oculifera
Authority : BAUR 1890