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Kwangtung River Turtle

$129.00 - $995.00
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This rare turtle is extinct in the wild and now is your chance to get one!

Product Description

Found only in Southern China and Northern Vietnam, this turtle is probably the best example of over collecting for the Chinese food market. A recent scientific expedition studying this species turned up only one male turtle, after several weeks of searching. Kwangtungs are virtually extinct in the wild; thankfully this species is bred by a few better breeders here in the US.

A highland species, Kwangtungs used to inhabit mountain streams, and juveniles greatly resemble their American counterparts - North American wood turtles . Gray to almost glossy black on top, they have brilliant orange to yellow belly patterns as hatchlings and juveniles - to help camouflage, these bright colors gradually fade as they become adults. Omnivorous, they take pellets, greens, worms, insects and fish.

Given that this is a species on the verge of extinction, (and already extinct in the wild) Kwangtungs are a very important species for conservation minded keepers to work with. Only because of the hard work of some better American breeders that this rare species is available in extremely limited quantities.

Other Details

Common Name:
Kwangtung River Turtles
Scientific Name:
Chinemys Nigricans
Restricted States:
Turtle Category:
Asian Water Turtles

Warranty Information

We offer a 7 day health guarantee on our captive bred animals only provided all conditions are met as listed in our Terms and Conditions page.


  • 5
    Red neck turtle

    Posted by Michael Rossi on Nov 23rd 2023

    Two Kwang Tung River Turtles arrived without a flaw. Beautiful and healthy. 2 thumbs up!

  • 5
    Kwangtung River Turtle

    Posted by David on Dec 9th 2022

    Beautiful specimen. The hatchling arrived in perfect condition. The customer service from the Turtle Source is a 10 out of 10. Marcus and Amy are always available for questions and provide solid answers. The Turtle Source is my go to for purchasing turtles and tortoises.

  • 5
    Kwang Tung

    Posted by Belinda on Apr 12th 2022

    Got my little hatchling over a year ago and he is perfectly happy still! Grew quickly this first year and is quite active! Very gorgeous turtle! Great company to buy thru!

  • 5
    Kwangtung turtle

    Posted by Ahias Ortega on Oct 13th 2021

    Received the little guy and it eats well and looks very healthy! Couldn't be happier will be getting another soon!