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non CITES protected chelonians in the markets 


Mauremys mutica - Yellow pond turtle

50 RMB ($6 US) per kilogram

China, Japan  (int), Taiwan, Viet Nam

int=introduced

This species is apparently being captive bred in fair numbers within China.  The animals in the markets appeared to be primarily captive bred specimens..


 

Several muticas were found in with the M. japonicas below

 


 

 

 

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