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Anthony P

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This species is about as cool as it gets. I am so privileged to be able to work with her. So happy you ladies liked the video. Thanks so much for checking it out.
 

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What a beautiful animal. Is it just me, or do the adult japonica look more "bulky" than adult spengleri? The ones I saw at the TSC seemed so. Are they larger as well?
 

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She's getting bigger :)

I think the problem with females of japonica is that you don't find males. We here have not enough males and to much females. Do you the problems too?
 

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Thanks for the replies, guys.

The common name is Ryukyu or Japanese Black Breasted Leaf Turtle.

They grow larger tun spengleri and are "bulkier." As CB animals, they are so much hardier than spengleri, as well.

This turtle actually is male, we are now thinking. Silly me :-/
 

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