Find more information about the alligator snapping turtle.

researcher holding a turtle, caption below
A Fish and Wildlife Research Institute researcher prepares to release an alligator
snapping turtle in the Suwannee River. 

 

FWC Imperiled Species Web Page – Find information about the state of Florida’s rules and regulations on state imperiled species.

Alligator Snapping Turtle Biological Status Review – The FWC conducted this biological status review of the alligator snapping turtle in 2010. Read about the status and threats to this species in Florida.

Florida Natural Areas Inventory Field Guide External Website – Read about the alligator snapping turtle and other rare Florida plants and animals in this online field guide.



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