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
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
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]

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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T39621A10252043. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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