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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The team began coordinating efforts to restore a sandhill ecosystem in Keystone Heights and monitored important diamondback terrapin nesting on Big Talbot Island with the help of Team Terrapin volunteers who contributed 400 volunteer hours during the season.
Because of concerns about New York's dwindling diamondback terrapin population, DEC adopted a regulation that eliminates commercial harvest of this species, beginning May 1, 2018.
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.
EVALUATION OF MATERNAL INVESTMENT IN EGGS AND HATCHLINGS OF THE DIAMONDBACK TERRAPIN. TANDY DOLIN, TAYLOR ROBERGE, ANDREW COLEMAN, KEN MARION, THANE WIBBELS, DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35294.
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." Boudreaux wonders, then, why increased demand for chicken as food or Jack Russell terriers for pets has not caused those species to become endangered.
The Texas diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin littoralis) is found in estuarine habitats along the Gulf Coast from western Louisiana to southern Texas (Carr 1952).
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.
The Diamondback Terrapin has been a delicacy, a source of state taxes and a casualty of commercial development and victim of new predators, but now its prospects are improved by a UAB-based turtle hatchery that may accelerate the growth of the fledgling population.