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Cuora philippinensis (Blanck et al. 2023)

Cuora philippinensis is a small Cuora species. It has fine whitish head stripes. This species distributed on all Philippine Islands but Palawan and the Sulu Archipelago.
It stays in the 12-18 cm straight carapace length (SCL) range.

While generally still pretty abundant in many parts of its range, C. philippinensis is still intensely hunted for local consumption and export to China, and some populations have been heavily depleted.





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