Sighting Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina (Linnaeus, 1758) at Silver Spring, Maryland (USA) and its account with other aspects

Akhlaq Husain1

1.(Former Scientist-E, Zoological Survey of India), 41, Hari Vihar, Vijay Park, Chakrata Road,
Dehra Dun – 248001, Uttarakhand (India) 


Present communication deals with the sighting of Chelydra serpentina, the Common Snapping Turtle at Silver Spring, Maryland (USA) and reported here for the record. Its synonymy, diagnostic features, distribution, food & feeding, breeding, nesting migration, behaviour, conservation status, threats and control measures have been provided. Variations in length of carapace and plastron, body weight and maturity-size as per various records have also been given.

Key-words: Sighting Snapping Turtle at Silver Spring, Maryland. 


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Ms. Ref. No.: O0301011     RA
Submitted: 06/05/2020 
Accepted: 17/05/2020 
Published: 01/01/2021

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