Northwestern Pond Turtle
DISTRIBUTION: In our region, Actinemys marmorata occurs in central to northern California, west of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. There is also an isolated population in the Truckee, Carson and East Walker Rivers in extreme western Nevada (Stebbins 2003). It is inconclusive if this Nevada population is natural or was introduced.
LEGAL STATUS: Actinemys marmorata is protected in California as a Species of Special Concern.