San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh, Irvine, Orange County, CA. Marsh 5-31-09. © Barry Nerhus

Western Pond Turtle
(Pacific Pond Turtle)

Actinemys marmorata

Testudines: Emydidae

Status: IUCN Red List: Vulnerable (A1cd)
California: Species of Special Concern.

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San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh, Irvine, Orange County, CA. Marsh 5-31-09. © Barry Nerhus
 

Male. On road east of Aliso Creek, Aliso and Wood Canyon Wilderness Park, Laguna Niguel, Orange County, CA. 2/22/11. © Peter J. Bryant

Male. On road east of Aliso Creek, Aliso and Wood Canyon Wilderness Park, Laguna Niguel, Orange County, CA. 2/22/11. © Peter J. Bryant

Male. On road east of Aliso Creek, Aliso and Wood Canyon Wilderness Park, Laguna Niguel, Orange County, CA. 2/22/11. © Peter J. Bryant

Male. On road east of Aliso Creek, Aliso and Wood Canyon Wilderness Park, Laguna Niguel, Orange County, CA. 2/22/11. © Peter J. Bryant

Underside of male. On road east of Aliso Creek, Aliso and Wood Canyon Wilderness Park, Laguna Niguel, Orange County, CA. 2/22/11. © Peter J. Bryant

Underside of male, showing growth lines. On road east of Aliso Creek, Aliso and Wood Canyon Wilderness Park, Laguna Niguel, Orange County, CA. 2/22/11. © Peter J. Bryant

San Mateo Creek, Riverside County, CA. 4/10/12. © Robert Gorman.

San Mateo Creek, Riverside County, CA. 4/10/12. © Robert Gorman.

San Mateo Creek, Riverside County, CA. 4/10/12. © Robert Gorman.

San Mateo Creek, Riverside County, CA. 4/10/12. © Robert Gorman.

San Mateo Creek, Riverside County, CA. 4/10/12. © Robert Gorman.

San Mateo Creek, Riverside County, CA. 4/10/12. © Robert Gorman.

San Mateo Creek, Riverside County, CA. 4/10/12. © Robert Gorman.