Indochinese Box Turtle: Cuora Galbinifrons
Distribution and Habitat
Indochinese Box Turtles are found in a small range, native only to North Vietnam and Hainan Island, China.
Indochinese Box Turtles inhabit fresh water, bushy, woodland and forest areas found in high elevations.
Indochinese Box Turtles have high-domed carapaces with alternating areas of dark brown and yellowish cream stripes that radiate out from the middle of the shell. Their chins and throats are also yellow/cream and their pointed heads have short snouts and are yellowish grey. They do have hinges at both ends on the sides of the plastron, which enable these turtles to fully seal themselves within their shells.
Indochinese Box Turtles are a strikingly mottled species of freshwater turtle.
Indochinese Box Turtles have hinges at both sides of the plastron that enable them to fully seal themselves within their shells.