black-breasted leaf turtle

Geoemyda spengleri

Growing no longer than four inches, the black-breasted leaf turtle is one of the world’s smallest turtles. This primarily terrestrial turtle blends in with leaf litter on the forest floor. Like a chameleon, it can move its eyes independently, which presumably provides an advantage when pursuing prey.

Fact File

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life expectancyLife Expectancy: More than 20 yrs
ecological roleEcological Role: Omnivore
habitatHabitat: Mountain forest
dietDiet: Invertebrates and fruit
exclamationRisk Status: Endangered