Semaru box turtle


Japanese Endangered Species : Yellow-margined box turtle

Semaru box turtles are small and very cute turtles that live in Japan, China, and Taiwan. With a body length of just under 20cm, it looks very small. There are two types of box turtles, the Yaeyama box turtle and the Chinese box turtle, which live in various parts of East Asia. Semaru box turtles, which live in Japan, are in danger of extinction and are designated as an endangered species. Furthermore, it is also listed in the Washington Convention Appendices, and exports are restricted.