Ryukyu Black-breasted Leaf Turtle

Ryukyu Black-breasted Leaf Turtle

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[Japanese Name] ryukyuyamagame
[Scientific Name] Geoemyda Spengleri
 
[English Name] Ryukyu black-breasted leaf turtle
[Dialect Name] yamagami,yanbarugami
[Classification] Testudinata
Emydidae
[Distribution] Okinawa Island,Tokashiki Island,Kume Island
 
[Source] Shoichi Sengoku"Color guide book of amphibian and reptiles"(IE-NO-HIKARI ASSOCIATION)

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.