Protection Status

Endangered Species Act

Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), diamondback terrapins are listed as a species of concern.

The diamondback terrapin is also officially protected by several individual states.

Near Threatened

IUCN Red List

Diamondback terrapins are listed as lower risk/near threatened, the latter category meaning it is is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Appendix II

CITES