Search for aquatic invasive species

Aquatic invasive species pose an ongoing threat to Washington's environment and economy. Find out which species are considered invasive in Washington.

Species name Latin name Family Classification
Alligator snapping turtle Macrochelys temminckii Chelydridae Prohibited
Annam Pond turtle Mauremys annamensis Emydidae Prohibited
Asian Yellow Pond turtle Mauremys mutica Emydidae Prohibited
Bog turtle Clemmys muhlenbergii Emydidae Prohibited
Caspian Pond turtle Mauremys caspica Emydidae Prohibited
Chinese Broad-headed turtle Chinemys reevesii megalocephala Emydidae Prohibited
Common snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina Chelydridae Prohibited
European Pond Turtle Emys orbicularis Emydidae Prohibited
Florida Softshell turtle Apalone ferox Trionychidae Prohibited
Iverson's Pond turtle Mauremys iversoni Emydidae Prohibited
Japanese Pond turtle Mauremys japonica Emydidae Prohibited
Kwangtung River turtle Chinemys nigricans Emydidae Prohibited
Mediterranean Pond turtle Mauremys leprosa Emydidae Prohibited
Pritchard's Pond turtle Mauremys pritchardi Emydidae Prohibited
Reeve's turtle Chinemys reevesii Emydidae Prohibited
Ryukyu Yellow Pond turtle Mauremys mutica kami Emydidae Prohibited
Smooth Softshell turtle Apalone mutica mutica Trionychidae Prohibited
Spiny Softshell turtle Apalone spinifer Trionychidae Prohibited
Spotted turtle Clemmys gutatta Emydidae Prohibited
Wood turtle Clemmys insculpta Emydidae Prohibited