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Yellow Pond Turtle

Yellow pond turtle is a species of medium-sized, semi-aquatic omnivorous turtle occurring in East Asia. The species is most active at night and during rainy weather.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Sauropsida
    Order Testudines
    Suborder Cryptodira
    Superfamily Testudinoidea
    Family Geoemydidae
    Subfamily Geoemydinae
    Genus Mauremys
    Scientific Name Mauremys mutica

    Size Around 19.5 cm
    Weight 2 to 3 lbs
    Color Grayish brown to brown outer shell with a broad yellow stripe extending from behind the eye and runs down the neck; underside of the shell is yellow or orange with black blotches along the outer edges
    Distribution Central Vietnam, south and central China, Taiwan, Japan
    Habitat Ponds, swamps, marshes, creeks, other shallow, slow-moving water bodies
    Diet Insects, fish, tadpoles, leaves, seeds
    Breeding Season Between April and August
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 1 to 8 eggs
    Incubation Period A little over 3 months
    Average Lifespan More than 20 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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    Published on May 4th 2017 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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