Mauremys annamensis

Common Name: Vietnamese pond turtle

Described by:
Siebenrock, 1903

 

Conservation Status: Critically Endangered: IUCN Red List 2006

 

CITES: Appendix  II

Mauremys annamensis range.
(John B. Iverson)

Range: Endemic to a small area in central Vietnam. (Stuart et al., 2001)

Habitat: Aquatic. Presumably in slow moving or still bodies of freshwater. (Stuart et al., 2001)

Key Threats: Hunting and trade.

Description

Diet: Omnivorous. Insects, worms and aquatic vegetation. (Stuart et al., 2001)

Distinguishing Features: Head dark with three or four yellow stripes down the side. Plastron firmly attached, yellow or orange, with black blotch on each scute. (Stuart et al., 2001)

Size: Carapace to 29 cm


Mauremys annamensis head.

Carapace.

Mauremys annamensis.

Plastron.

This field guide was last updated in August 2006.
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