The "Ryukyu black-breasted leaf turtle" is a tortoise with a shell 13-15cm long. It dwells mostly on the ground and rarely goes into the water. It is distributed in the northern region of Okinawa proper,Tokashiki and Kume islands. It lives mainly on the damp soil of ravines in forests. It is omnivorous and eats sprouts and tree-seeds besides earthworms, insects and shellfish found in the soil.