All active studbooks alphabetically are sorted by scientific name. Click on a studbook to learn more about this species or contact the studbook coordinator. You can also read more about the different ESF categories.

To register animals with a studbook, contact the studbook coordinator(s) of that studbook.


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ESF category - B
IUCN - VU

Agrionemys horsfieldii

Agrionemys

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ESF category - A
IUCN - CR

Astrochelys radiata

Astrochelys radiata

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ESF category - A
IUCN - CR

Chelodina mccordi

New Guinea snake-necked turtle

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ESF category - C
IUCN - EN

Clemmys guttata

Clemmys

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ESF category - B
IUCN - LC

Corucia zebrata

Corucia

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ESF category - A
IUCN - EN

Ctenosaura melanosterna

Ctenosaura

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ESF category - B
IUCN - VU

Cuora amboinensis kamaroma

Cuora amboinensis kamaroma

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ESF category - A
IUCN - CR

Cuora aurocapitata

Cuora aurocapitata

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ESF category - A
IUCN - CR

Cuora bourreti

Cuora bourreti

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ESF category - B
IUCN - EN

Cuora flavomarginata spp

Cuora flavomarginata spp

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ESF category - A
IUCN - CR

Cuora mccordi

Cuora mccordi

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ESF category - A
IUCN - EN

Cuora mouhotii

Cuora mouhotii

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ESF category - A
IUCN - CR

Cuora trifasciata

Cuora trifasciata

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ESF category - A
IUCN - CR

Cuora zhoui

Cuora zhoui

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ESF category - B
IUCN - VU

Geochelone elegans

The Indian star tortoise (Geochelone elegans) is a threatened species of tortoise found in dry areas and scrub forest in India and Sri Lanka.

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ESF category - A
IUCN - CR

Geochelone platynota

Geochelone platynota

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ESF category - A
IUCN - VU

Geoclemys hamiltoni

Geoclemys hamiltoni

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ESF category - B
IUCN - VU

Graptemys barbouri

The specific name or epithet, barbouri, is in honor of American herpetologist Thomas Barbour.

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ESF category - A
IUCN - EN

Graptemys caglei

Cagle's map turtle has intricate patterns on the carapace and plastron, as well as serrated edges on the posterior of the carapace

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ESF category - A
IUCN - VU

Graptemys flavimaculata

Yellow-blotched map turtles are medium- to small-sized turtles, with males ranging from 9-11.5 cm in carapacelength as adults.

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ESF category - A
IUCN - VU

Graptemys oculifera

On the carapace are light-colored rings, which are thicker than the rings on Graptemys nigrinoda.

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ESF category - B
IUCN - LC

Graptemys sabinensis

Ouachita map turtle or Sabine map turtle

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ESF category - A
IUCN - EN

Heosemys depressa

The Arakan forest turtle (Heosemys depressa) is a rare turtle species which lives only in the Arakan Hills of western Myanmar

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ESF category - B
IUCN - VU

Heosemys grandis

The giant Asian pond turtle (Heosemys grandis) inhabits rivers, streams, marshes, and rice paddies

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ESF category - A
IUCN - EN

Heosemys spinosa

The spiny turtle (Heosemys spinosa) inhabits lowland and hill rainforest, usually in the vicinity of small streams,

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ESF category - A
IUCN - LC

Homopus areolatus

Homopus areolatus

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ESF category - A
IUCN - LC

Homopus femoralis

As its name suggests, the greater padloper is the largest of all the Homopus tortoises, but it is nonetheless tiny, averaging slightly over 10 cm in length

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ESF category - A
IUCN - VU

Hompous signatus

Hompous signatus

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ESF category - C
IUCN - LC

Hyla savignyi

The Middle East tree frog (Hyla savignyi) is a species of frog in the family Hylidae. The species is endemic to the Middle East including Israel

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ESF category - B
IUCN - EN

Indotestudo elongata

Elongated tortoise (Indotestudo elongata) is a species of tortoise found in Southeast Asia and parts of South Asia.

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ESF category - B
IUCN - EN

Indotestudo forstenii

Forsten's tortoise (Indotestudo forstenii) is one of three tortoise species placed in the genus Indotestudo

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ESF category - B
IUCN - DD

Kinixys erosa

The forest hinge-back tortoise (Kinixys erosa), serrated hinge-back tortoise, or Schweigger's tortoise is a species of turtle in the Testudinidae family.

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ESF category - B
IUCN - VU

Kinixys homeana

Home's hinge-back tortoise (Kinixys homeana) is a species of tortoise in the family Testudinidae. The species is endemic to Africa.

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ESF category - B
IUCN - VU

Kinixys nogueyi

Shell colour can vary greatly with this species with some dark brown and bland to others with a sandy base colour with speckled and dappled markings

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ESF category - B
IUCN - LC

Kinyxis belliana

Bell's hinge-back tortoise is a medium-sized light brown tortoise. They can grow up to 22 cm.

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ESF category - A
IUCN - EN

Manouria emys spp

The Asian forest tortoise is the largest tortoise in mainland Asia. The largest adults of the northern subspecies, Manouria emys phayrei, can reach 25 kg

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ESF category - A
IUCN - LC

Ouroborus cataphractus

The armadillo girdled lizard can be a light brown to dark brown in coloration. The underbelly is yellow with a blackish pattern, especially under the chin.

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ESF category - A
IUCN - EN

Platysternon megacephalum

Studbook Platysternon megacephalum (Chinese Big headed Turtle)

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ESF category - A
IUCN - CR

Pyxis arachnoides

Very little is known about the life cycle of The spider tortoise (Pyxis arachnoides), which is believed to live for up to 70 years.

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ESF category - A
IUCN - EN

Shinisaurus crocodillurus

The Chinese crocodile lizard is green, colored with reddish neck markings and alternating bands of light and dark marks.

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ESF category - A
IUCN - VU

Siebenrockiella crassicollis

Adult black marsh turtles are usually small to medium-sized, averaging at around 17 cm (6.7 in) in length and rarely exceeding 20 cm (7.9 in).

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ESF category - A
IUCN - VU

Smaug giganteus

The sungazer (Smaug giganteus, syn. Cordylus giganteus), also known as the giant girdled lizard or giant dragon lizard or giant zonure

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ESF category - B
IUCN - LC

Stigmochelys pardalis babcocki "Uganda"

The leopard tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis) is a large and attractively marked tortoise found in the savannas of eastern and southern Africa

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ESF category - A
IUCN - VU

Terrapene carolina baurii

The Florida box turtle (Terrapene carolina bauri ) is a subspecies of turtle belonging to the family Emydidae.

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ESF category - B
IUCN - VU

Terrapene carolina carolina

Eastern Box Turtle

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ESF category - A
IUCN - VU

Testudo graeca graeca spp

The spur-thighed tortoise (or Greek tortoise) (Testudo graeca) is one of the 5 species of Mediterranean tortoise of the family Testudinidae

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ESF category - B
IUCN - EN

Testudo hermanni hermanni

Hermann's tortoises are small to medium-sized tortoises from southern Europe

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ESF category - A
IUCN - CR

Testudo kleinmanni

Their shells have high domes, and range in color from ivory to pale gold to dark brown to pink or dull yellow.

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ESF category - B
IUCN - LC

Testudo marginata

The marginated tortoise (Testudo marginata) is a species of tortoise found in Greece, Italy and the Balkans in southern Europe.

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ESF category - C
IUCN - NT

Tylototriton shanjing

Tylototriton shanjing can grow up to 8 inches (20 cm) long. It has a ridged orange head from which a single orange ridge runs along its back.

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