Giant Asian Pond Turtle
Geoemyda heosemys grandis

CLASS: Reptilia
ORDER: Chelonia
FAMILY: Emydidae

SIZE:
16 inches in length

RANGE:
Southeast Asia

HABITAT:
Live mainly on land; depends on water for food.

DIET:
Wild - Plants and animals in equal parts
Zoo - Fish

STATUS:
Rapidly declining due to use in food markets in China

REFERENCES:
"Gzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia," Vol. 6, Reptiles, Dr. Bernhard Grzimek