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Barbour’s Map Turtle

Barbour’s map turtle (Gratemys barbouri) is a large freshwater turtle found in northwest Florida’s Apalachicola, Chipola, Choctawhatchee and Ocklockonee rivers. Read publications on past research and find links to more online resources about this species.


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FWC Facts:
Biologists estimate 10,000-14,000 sturgeon live in the Suwannee River. Adult populations in other Gulf Coast rivers range from a few hundred to about 2,000.

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