Chinese softshell turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis)
- Chinese softshell turtles are native to parts of Asia including China, Japan, Taiwan, and Viet Nam, and has been introduced to countries including the USA.
- Wild populations of the Chinese softshell turtle are threatened by exploitation for food, and being caught for captivity.
Classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List (1)
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IUCN Red List (March, 2010)