Our animals

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Northern lakes and seas

The ocean

Tropical rivers and lakes

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Dwarf mormyrid

Electric eel

Cave tetra

The flooded rainforest

Arowana

The interesting species of the river

Arapaima

Piranha

Stream aquarium

Under the riverbank

River life

The plants in the river

River deep

Armored predators

Conservation of species

California kingsnake

River pool

Archerfish

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Banded archerfish

Banded archerfish

Smallscale archerfish

Smallscale archerfish

West African mud turtle

West African mud turtle

Paraguay pleco

Paraguay pleco

Bala Shark

Bala Shark

Chinese stripe-necked turtle

Chinese stripe-necked turtle

Facts

LatinMauremys sinensis
Size24 cm
FoodPlants, snails and insects
HabitatPonds and slow-moving rivers
IUCN

Endangered

CONTINUING DECLINE IN AREA, EXTENT AND/OR QUALITY OF HABITAT

LocationSouthern China, Taiwan, Burma and Northern Vietnam
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Is the turtle lazy?

Like other reptiles, the chinese stripe-necked turtle needs to soak up heat from its surroundings in order to move. To achieve a high body temperature, it has to conserve energy by lying in the sun most of the day.

Shell

The turtle’s ribs, sternum and spine have fused together to form a shell. The shell is therefore part of the turtle’s skeleton. On the outside, the shell is covered by plates made from horn, like the nails on our fingers and toes.


Endangered species

Lake Tanganyika

Lake Malawi