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non CITES protected chelonians in the markets
Canada (int), China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, DPR, Korea, Republic of, Taiwan, United States (int)
Chinemys reevesii - Reeve's turtle
40 RMB ($5 US) per kilogram
It appears Reeve's are being captive bred in fair numbers in China. Perhaps the oddest thing seen with this species was a dead juvenile specimen encased in a plastic block and being sold as a paperweight by a street vendor outside a temple in Beijing.
The Reeves turtle below was found in the same enclosure as a number of other "aquatic" species including an elongated tortoise and a Flowerback box turtle in the pet market in Chengdu. This melanistic specimen would command a higher price than a typical Reeves specimen.
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