diamondback terrapin


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diamondback terrapin

n.
A turtle (Malaclemys terrapin) of salt marshes and estuaries of the eastern and southern United States, having edible flesh and a carapace with diamond-shaped ridged or knobbed markings.

dia′mondback ter′rapin


n.
any turtle of the genus Malaclemys, of eastern and southern U.S. tidewaters.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diamondback terrapin - of marshes along Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of United Statesdiamondback terrapin - of marshes along Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of United States
terrapin - any of various edible North American web-footed turtles living in fresh or brackish water
genus Malaclemys, Malaclemys - American terrapins
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Bycatch was dominated by blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) and Florida stone crab (Menippe mercenaria) and included 5 diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) and 1 clapper rail (Rallus crepitans).
And the University of Maryland raised $12,000 to map its mascot, the diamondback terrapin.
Viewing platforms offer opportunities for viewing eagles and other sensitive species, a pollinator garden, a bluebird box trail that runs on all six golf courses, and Diamondback Terrapin hatcheries are evidence of residents' passion for local wildlife.
EVALUATION OF MATERNAL INVESTMENT IN EGGS AND HATCHLINGS OF THE DIAMONDBACK TERRAPIN.
Boudreaux takes on the writer of an editorial in the Baltimore Sun over that paper's assertion that the reason the diamondback terrapin is an endangered species is that "demand for them as food or pets has skyrocketed.
The diamondback terrapin, Malaclerays terrapin, is associated with coastal wetlands that coincide with the highly developed eastern portions of the state.
The migration of diamondback terrapin turtles happens every year at JFK, which is built on the edge of Jamaica Bay and a federally protected park.
Jemma's Got the Travel Bug" is a beautifully illustrated story about a young diamondback terrapin from the Chesapeake Bay who decides to become adventurous and follow her friends the eel and the osprey to deeper waters.
Three of 18 (17%) Diamondback terrapin samples had Hg levels within or above the range recommended for no more than one meal per month, and one liver sample was above the 1,900 ppb consumption threshold.
Washington, September 23 (ANI): University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers, exploring strategies for conserving the Diamondback Terrapin along Alabama's Dauphin Island coastline, are working to keep the once-celebrated turtle off the endangered species list.
Along the East Coast, the diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin), or saltwater terrapin, was heavily collected in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, selling for as much as sixty dollars per dozen, (26) to the point where the species could no longer support the intensity of commercial harvest.
Further fieldwork is required to determine whether creeks inhabited only by juveniles are a typical characteristic of diamondback terrapin populations.