Chinese Stripe-necked Turtle (Ocadia sinensis)

Also known as the Golden Thread Turtle, the Chinese stripe-necked turtle is an endangered species of Geoemydid turtle that is native to China (where it occurs in the Hainan, Guangdong, and Fujian provinces), Taiwan, Loas, and northern and central Vietnam. Chinese stripe-necked turtles typically prefer and inhabit low altitude waters sucha s ponds, canals, and slow-moving rivers where they will  feed on a range of plant matter, insects, worms, and other invertebrates. 

Currently, Ocadia sinensis is listed as endangered by the IUCN, this due to the fact that is facts threats from the introduction of red-eared sliders into its native range, collection for the pet trade, and hybridization. 


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Image: Howard Cheng


Carracosta Nicknames:

  • Turtank (A brilliant combination of “Turtle” and “Tank”)
  • Marine or AquaMarine
    (It’s a marine Pokemon and also has chest Armour like a military marine)
  • Shelldon or Shelly (A human touch to a turtle Pokemon)
  • ShellShock (Named after a Blastoise from a Pokemon the first movie)
  • Da Tank
  • Behemoth (Sounds big and sounds beastly >:3
  • Shellster
  • Turtilla (It’s a combination of “Turtle” and “Godzilla”)
  • Crush (It references both it’s strength and the “Finding Nemo” movie xD
  • HammerSlap (Check out no 2 for references)

Carracosta Facts:

  1. They can live both in the ocean and on land. A slap from one of them is enough to open a hole in the bottom of a tanker.
  2. Incredible jaw strength enables them to chew up steel beams and rocks along with their prey.
  3. It could knock out a foe with a slap from one of its developed front appendages and chew it up, shell or bones and all.


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