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Mauremys sinensis Mauremys sinensis, former Ocadia sinensis. An exotic / invader species for the portuguese territory.<br />
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Some creatures, like these beautiful turtles, are abandoned in the wild by humans who don&#039;t know the implications of such an act like this. With no predators to control exotic populations there is a real danger of losing other autochthonous / endemic species. This turtles feed themselves a lit bit like humans do... eating fruit, small crustacean, larvae, insects, grass... a lit bit of everything, putting in danger the survival of groups of other animals, that can&#039;t compete with that pressure. The specimen on the photo is a fully grown adult. This species can endure for more than 40 years... <br />
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The pressure for survival of an endangered species... <br />
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Mauremys sinensis

Mauremys sinensis, former Ocadia sinensis. An exotic / invader species for the portuguese territory.

Some creatures, like these beautiful turtles, are abandoned in the wild by humans who don't know the implications of such an act like this. With no predators to control exotic populations there is a real danger of losing other autochthonous / endemic species. This turtles feed themselves a lit bit like humans do... eating fruit, small crustacean, larvae, insects, grass... a lit bit of everything, putting in danger the survival of groups of other animals, that can't compete with that pressure. The specimen on the photo is a fully grown adult. This species can endure for more than 40 years...

The pressure for survival of an endangered species...
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/15026/0

    comments (8)

  1. Are there may of these in Portugal? What a ridiculous situation - a species being invasive alian but endangered in it's native range...
    http://www.redleafenviro.com.au/news/chinese-stripe-necked-turtle-found-in-the-toowoomba-waterbird-habitat.aspx
    The main threat is Trachemys scripta elegans though
    http://www.kmae-journal.org/articles/kmae/pdf/2013/03/kmae130008.pdf
    European pond turtle and red-eared sliders European pond turtle and red-eared sliders in the water lilly pond in the Central park of Sofia known as Borisova gradina. Bulgaria,Emys orbicularis,European pond turtle,Geotagged,Spring

    Red-eared slider Red-eared sliders in the water lilly pond in the Central park of Sofia known as Borisova gradina.  Bulgaria,Geotagged,Red-eared slider,Spring,Trachemys scripta elegans
    Posted 3 years ago
    1. I really don't know the numbers for this species in particular, but i believe that will not be too extensive, given by the fact that M. sinensis only survives in moderate whether climate, in this case in the south of territory. This was captured near Lisbon, which is a little bit north for the species. This is the (i believe, redux) list for territory: Emys orbicularis, Trachemys scripta, and Mauremys leprosa. I've posted this photo in a reptile group of portugal and you can't imagine the ensuing discussion. Thanks for T. scripta .pdf! Just great! Cheers* Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
  2. Beautiful post, great info and a gorgeous, well-composed photo. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you! Cheers* Posted 3 years ago
  3. great shot and certainly a lot of food for thought! Posted 3 years ago
    1. There's more here, I'll add this species too, although it is not so invasive yet.
      http://www.jungledragon.com/forum/2/campfire/189/beware_of_invasive_alien_species.html
      Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
      1. Great article my friend! I will read it now, thank you so much! Posted 3 years ago
    2. Thank you very much, dear friend, cheers* Posted 3 years ago

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The Chinese stripe-necked turtle or golden thread turtle, is a species of turtle in the Geoemydidae family.

Like many other Geoemydidae, this species hybridizes vigorously with related and not-so-closely related members of its family.

It is one of the two most commonly found species used for divination that have been recovered from Shang dynasty sites.

Similar species: Turtles And Tortoises
Species identified by RMFelix
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Uploaded Feb 20, 2016. Captured Feb 19, 2016 17:06.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/8.0
  • 1/400s
  • ISO200
  • 80mm