The Chinese box turtle, also known as the Snake-eating turtle or the yellow-margined box turtle, is found in China, Japan, and Taiwan. These semi-aquatic turtle’s habitats are highly variable. They spend most of their time in evergreen forests, grasslands, aquatic systems such as rice pattie fields, rivers, and streams. Where they can be found also depends on their reproductive state and season. Their activity patterns also vary by seasonal climatic changes and are most active from April to October. Females tend to be larger and more active than males. The Chinese box turtle is omnivorous and feeds on snails, slugs, worms, berries, and leaves.
Locality: China; Japan; Taiwan, Province of China
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IUCN Status: Endangered (EN)