occurs (regularly, as a native taxon) in multiple nations
Regularity: Regularly occurring
Type of Residency: Year-round
Global Range: Native to southeastern Asia. Introduced in Hawaii (McKeown 1996).
Distribution: China (from Kwangtung, Kwangsi, and Hainan Island southwestward, Yunnan [HR 31: 111]), Vietnam, USA (introduced to Hawaii on Kauai and Oahu); introduced to Mauritius (fide GLAW, pers. comm.)
Type locality: "Kau-Kong Fluss" (= Gaugong), Hainan Island, People's Republic of China
Habitat and Ecology
Comments: Hawaii: established in streams, canals, freshwater marshes, ponds, reservoirs, and drainage ditches; deposits eggs in moist soil above the water line (McKeown 1996).
Non-Migrant: No. All populations of this species make significant seasonal migrations.
Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make local extended movements (generally less than 200 km) at particular times of the year (e.g., to breeding or wintering grounds, to hibernation sites).
Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make annual migrations of over 200 km.
Life History and Behavior
Lifespan, longevity, and ageing
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Palea steindachneri
There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank. Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species. See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen. Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Palea steindachneri
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- 1996Lower Risk/near threatened
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure
Wattle-necked softshell turtle