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non CITES protected chelonians in the markets 

Graptemys pseudogeographica ssp. - Map Turtle


(possibly False Map Graptemys pseudogeographica pseudogeographica and Mississippi Map Graptemys pseudogeographica kohnii )


600 RMB ($150 US) per animal

United States

A variety of North American turtles were present in the various markets.   With the exception of the red eared sliders (which while they originated in North America now have worldwide distribution), the prices of the North American chelonia were extremely high compared to Asian stock.

Pictured below are two subspecies of map turtles housed with a misshapen annamensis in the Guangzhou pet market area.


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