ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE
PROTECTION STATUS: Endangered
YEAR PLACED ON LIST: 2018
RANGE: Quitobaquito Springs in Arizona's Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and perennial reaches of the nearby Rio Sonoyta in Sonora, Mexico
THREATS: Groundwater pumping, introduction of exotic species, agricultural pesticide use, livestock grazing, and ever-increasing human activities related to immigration enforcement
POPULATION TREND: A population of about 150 Sonoyta mud turtles lives at Quitobaquito Springs. Unknown numbers inhabit the Rio Sonoyta.