Apr 27, 2019 · Black Breasted Leaf Turtle Predators. As with many turtles, predation is usually limited to the eggs and hatchlings. The main threat to this species is humans who collect both younglings and adult black-breasted leaf turtles. Black Breasted Leaf Turtle Endangerment. The black-breasted leaf turtles are listed as endangered by the IUCN red list.5/5(1). This species is part of the Tennessee Aquarium’s Asian Turtle Breeding Program and has successfully reproduced here. Like most Asian turtle species, the black-breasted leaf turtle is in grave danger of extinction due to over-collection from the wild for the food, medicine and pet trade.
The Ryukyu black-breasted leaf turtle or Ryukyu leaf turtle, Geoemyda japonica, is a species of turtles in the family Geoemydidae (formerly Bataguridae) endemic to the Ryukyu Islands in Japan.In 1975, the species was designated a National Natural Monument of Japan. It grows to about 5–6 inches long. In captivity, it feeds on worms, snails, insects, and fruit.Class: Reptilia. The black-breasted leaf turtle has a dark, unpatterned undershell with a yellow border. Three raised ridges run from head to tail on the top of the shell, which is flattened with rough edges at the front and back to resemble a leaf, which is why they’re called “leaf turtles.”.
Jun 03, 2019 · Last month, a Turtle Conservancy team traveled to southern Japan to observe the Ryukyu black-breasted leaf turtle (Geoemyda japonica) in the field. This follow-up trip, 10 years after the first expedition, was organized to asses the status of this special little turtle in the wild, create relationships with key biologists in Japan, and to learn more about the natural history of this species.Author: Simon Rouot. Wildscreen's Arkive project was launched in 2003 and grew to become the world's biggest encyclopaedia of life on Earth. With the help of over 7,000 of the world’s best wildlife filmmakers and photographers, conservationists and scientists, Arkive.org featured multi-media fact-files for more than 16,000 endangered species.Class: Reptilia.
Geoemyda spengleri, also known as Vietnamese Leaf Turtle, Black-breasted Leaf Turtle, Chinese Leaf Turtle, Vietnamese wood turtle or Spengler's turtle, is one of the smallest turtles, seldom exceeding 4.5 inches in straight carapace length.The carapace (upper shell) has marginal serrations front and rear, and three keels. It is brown, tan, chestnut or mahogany in color. The Ryukyu black-breasted leaf turtle or Ryukyu leaf turtle, Geoemyda japonica, is a species of turtle in the family Geoemydidae (formerly Bataguridae) endemic to the Ryukyu Islands in Japan.In 1975, the species was designated a National Natural Monument of Japan. It grows to about 5–6 inches long. In captivity, it feeds on worms, snails, insects, and fruit.Class: Reptilia.