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Golden Thread Turtle

Golden thread turtle is a species of turtle belonging to the family Geoemydidae, found in China, Taiwan, Laos, and Vietnam. The omnivorous species is very popular in the pet trade. Females are larger than the males. 

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Testudines
    Suborder Cryptodira
    Superfamily Testudinoidea
    Family Geoemydidae
    Genus Ocadia
    Scientific Name Ocadia sinensis

    Other Names Chinese stripe-necked turtle
    Size Male: Up to around 8 in
    Female: Up to around 12 in
    Color Green body with brown upper shell; ivory color underside with small black spots
    Distribution China, Taiwan, Laos, central and northern Vietnam
    Habitat Ponds, canals, slow-moving rivers at low elevations
    Diet Aquatic plants, insects and fish
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 5 to 20 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 2 months
    Average Lifespan Up to 30 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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    Published on March 22nd 2017 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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