Mauremys Sinensis

Chinese stripe-necked turtle

About Me

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.

Weight

Up to 2.5kg

Size

Up to 24cm

Lifespan

Lives up to 20 years

Diet

Vegetables, Fish & other small aquatic animals

Habitat

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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