Mauremys Sinensis

Chinese stripe-necked turtle

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A freshwater turtle most prominent for the yellow & black lines which adorn its neck, the Chinese stripe-necked turtle is a resilient & highly adaptive species with muscular limbs & fully webbed feet make them exceptionally strong swimmers even in rivers with strong currents. They hail naturally from southern China, including Taiwan & Hainan to Northern Vietnam.

What i do when i'm not here

They are mainly social animals. Hatchlings are predominantly carnivorous in nature as they require a high protein intake to supplement their growth. Feeding behaviour divulges as the turtles reach adulthood with males primarily leaning towards a carnivorous diet including snails & insects while the females forage for aquatic plants growing on the edge of rivers.


Up to 2.5kg


Up to 24cm


Lives up to 20 years


Vegetables, Fish & other small aquatic animals


Well adapted to a wide range of climate conditions including temperate, subtropical & tropical zones, the Chinese stripe – necked turtle hails primarily from eastern China southward to central Vietnam. They are most commonly found inhabiting shallow, low current waters such as lakes, swamps & rivers where substrate generally encompasses soft mud or clay bottoms.

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