Information about the Yellow-Spotted River Turtle:
The Yellow-Spotted River Turtle - also called the Yellow-Spotted Amazon River Turtle - is one of the larger freshwater turtles native to the tropical forests of South America. They generally grow to about 17-18 inches long (44-45 cm) This species is a type of "side-necked turtles" so called because they do not pull their heads directly into their shells, but rather bend their necks sideways to tuck their heads under the rim of their shells. Side-neck turtles are classified as members of the suborder Pleurodira. The Yellow-Spotted River Turtle was once exploited by the American pet turtle trade in the 1960s. Importation of this species is now strictly regulated by Federal law, but a captive, self-sustaining population exists in the United States, some groups in zoos, others in the hands of private collectors. Due to habitat loss and illegal poaching they are considered "vulnerable" by conservation groups.
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