Central American river turtle (Dermatemys mawii)
|French:||Dermatemyde De Mawe, Tortue De Tabasco|
|Spanish:||Tortuga Rivereña Centroamericana|
- The Central American river turtle is found in Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala.
- Found in rivers and lakes, Central American river turtles are fast swimmers, and are able to swim up rapids.
- A herbivorous species, the Central American river turtle feeds on a variety of aquatic vegetation and fallen fruits.
- Sadly, Central American river turtles are Critically Endangered due to human over-consumption.
Classified as Critically Endangered (CR) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).
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