Endemic Animals of Alabama








Alabama Red-Bellied Turtle
Alabama Red-Bellied Turtle
The Alabama red-bellied turtle is a species of pond turtle native to Alabama. Their carapace varies in color and can be greenish to dark brown or black with yellowish, orange, or reddish markings on the sides. The plastron may be pale yellow to red in color. The skin is olive to black with yellowish facial stripes. These turtles are the official reptile of the state of Alabama.
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Alabama Red-Bellied Turtle
Black-knobbed map turtle
Black-knobbed map turtle
The black-knobbed map turtle, formerly known as the black-knobbed sawback, is a small to medium-sized aquatic turtle with light gray skin. Some of the most distinguishing characteristics of the black-knobbed map turtle, and the Graptemys genus, are the protruding "spikes" on the turtle's carapace. This species inhabits mainly the fall lines of rivers in the Mobile Bay drainage, in Alabama and Mississippi.
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Black-knobbed map turtle
Alabama beach mouse
Alabama beach mouse
The Alabama beach mouse is a federally endangered subspecies which lives along the Alabama coast.
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Alabama beach mouse
Flattened musk turtle
Flattened musk turtle
The flattened musk turtle is a species of turtle in the family Kinosternidae. The species is endemic to the southern United States.
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Flattened musk turtle
Triangular kidneyshell
Triangular kidneyshell
The triangular kidneyshell is a species of freshwater mussel, in the family Unionidae, the river mussels. It is endemic to Alabama in the United States, where it is known from several rivers and streams in the Mobile River Basin. It is a federally listed endangered species of the United States.
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Triangular kidneyshell
Margaritifera marrianae
Margaritifera marrianae
Margaritifera marrianae, the Alabama pearlshell, is a species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family Margaritiferidae, the freshwater pearl mussels.
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Margaritifera marrianae
Lasmigona alabamensis
Lasmigona alabamensis
Lasmigona alabamensis, common name Alabama heelsplitter, is a species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family Unionidae.
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Lasmigona alabamensis
Alabama orb
Alabama orb
Rotundaria asperata, the Alabama orb, is a species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk.
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Alabama orb