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Palea steindachneri

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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
Synonym(s):
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
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)
Justification:
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.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Systems: Freshwater

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. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 October 2014.
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