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Mauremys mutica

Common Name: Asian Yellow Pond Turtle

Described by: Cantor, 1842

Conservation Status: Endangered: IUCN Red List 2006

CITES: Appendix II


Range of Mauremys mutica.
(John B. Iverson)

Range: Mauremys mutica is found in China, Japan, and Viet Nam. In China, this species is widespread in the center and the south, including Yunnan, Hubei, Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, and Hainan provinces (Lau and Shi, 2000, van Dijk, 2002). In Vietnam, the yellow pond turtle is found in marshes, ponds, and slow moving streams in the lowland regions of the north and north-central region (Hendrie, 2000).