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non CITES protected chelonians in the markets 


Chinemys reevesii - Reeve's turtle

40 RMB ($5 US) per kilogram

Canada  (int), China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, DPR, Korea, Republic of, Taiwan, United States  (int)

(int=introduced)

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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