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non CITES protected chelonians in the markets 

Chinemys reevesii - Reeve's turtle

40 RMB ($5 US) per kilogram

Canada  (int), China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, DPR, Korea, Republic of, Taiwan, United States  (int)


It appears Reeve's are being captive bred in fair numbers in China.   Perhaps the oddest thing seen with this species was a dead juvenile specimen encased in a plastic block and being sold as a paperweight by a street vendor outside a temple in Beijing. 

The Reeves turtle below was found in the same enclosure as a number of other "aquatic" species including an elongated tortoise and a Flowerback box turtle in the pet market in Chengdu. This melanistic specimen would command a higher price than a typical Reeves specimen.


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