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Rafetus swinhoei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA TESTUDINES TRIONYCHIDAE

Scientific Name: Rafetus swinhoei
Species Authority: (Gray, 1873)
Common Name/s:
English Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle
Synonym/s:
Oscaria swinhoei Gray, 1873f
Rafetus leloii Duc, 2000

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A1cd+2cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-06-30
Annotations:
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)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
China
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The only confirmed area of occurrence for this species is seriously impacted by pollution. These animals are intensively exploited for food trade and would be for pet trade if captured alive.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix III (China).
Citation: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group 2000. Rafetus swinhoei. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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