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Chinese Three-striped Box Turtle

Reptiles / Cuora trifasciata
Length 7.9"
Conservation Status
Critically Endangered

Due to a belief that these turtles have medicinal value, the species has been extensively over-collected. Females of this species lay one clutch per year of five to seven eggs. This species is part of the Tennessee Aquarium’s Asian Turtle Breeding Program and has successfully reproduced here.

China; Laos; Viet Nam
Streams or stream banks in the hill and montane evergreen forest
Fish, invertebrates, some plants
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