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Summary information for TURTLE, ALLIGATOR SNAPPING
Common Name TURTLE, ALLIGATOR SNAPPING
Scientific Name MACROCHELYS TEMMINCKII
Status NONGAME, STATE RANK S2, GLOBAL RANK G3G4
Primary Habitat Association Aquatic matrix
Preferred Habitat Occur in swamps, marshes, sloughs, streams, ponds, lakes and reservoirs with mud or silt bottom, slow current, moderate aquatic vegetation and deep water.
Distribution Widespread drainage and channelization in southeastern Missouri has eliminated much of the state's former habitat *03*.
Known to
occur in
these
counties:
BOLLINGER, BUTLER, DOUGLAS, DUNKLIN, MISSISSIPPI, NEW MADRID, OZARK, PEMISCOT, RIPLEY, ST. FRANCOIS, STODDARD, TANEY, WAYNE

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