Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Trionychidae

Scientific Name: Palea steindachneri
Species Authority: (Siebenrock, 1906)
Common Name(s):
English Wattle-necked Softshell Turtle
Trionyx steindachneri Siebenrock, 1906

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A1cd+2cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-06-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Asian Turtle Trade Working Group
Reviewer(s): Buhlmann, K., Rhodin, A. & van Dijk, P.P. (Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Red List Authority)
Considered Endangered in both natural range states as it is a highly valuable species in the food trade. The futue security of introduced populations in Mauritius and the United States is critical for the survival of the species.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
China; Viet Nam
Mauritius; United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is highly valuable in food trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix III (China).

Citation: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group. 2000. Palea steindachneri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T15918A5320047. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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