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Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter, 2000, 3:22
© 2000 by Chelonian Research Foundation

Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter

Turtles for Sale

Allen Salzberg
67-87 Booth Street, #5b, Forest Hills, New York 11375 USA;
E-mail: asalzberg@nyc.rr.com

The following is a list of freshwater and semi-aquatic turtle retail prices that I found on the web on December 9, 2000. It is, of course, not a complete list of what is currently available on the web or at other retailers and conventions in the United States. The Turtle & Tortoise Newsletter is printing this information to supply more details on the pet trade, one of the many factors effecting turtle conservation.

This list is organized by alphabetical order using the scientific name supplied by the retailer. Though some dealers post on their website photos of the animal, I canít guarantee that every name describing the turtle or tortoise is accurate. There is also no guarantee that the description of the individual turtle as captive bred, breeders, already eating is also accurate. Price is per turtle unless noted.

Freshwater and Semi-Aquatic Turtles (Retail)
Apalone ferox,(Florida softshell) juvenile $10.00
Apalone spinifera spinifera (eastern spiny softshell) $9.00
Apalone spinifera guadalupensis (Guadalupe spiny softshell) $15.00
Chelodina parkeri (Parkerís snakeneck) adults $749.88
Chelydra serpentina (common snapper) yearlings $12.00
Chrysemys picta bellii (western painted turtle) and C. picta dorsalis (southern painted turtle) $20.00
Chrysemys picta picta (hatchlings) $13.00
Clemmys guttata (spotted turtles), adults.................................................$250.00; females...................................................$300.00
Clemmys insculpta (N. American wood turtles), adult.............................$250.00; babies, born last year $125.00
Clemmys muhlenbergii (bog turtle) captive bred in 1999 $995.00
Cuora amboinensis (Malayan box) $20.00
Cuora galbinifrons (flower-backed box) $70.00
Deirochelys reticularia chrysea (Florida chicken) $25.00
Elseya novaeguineae (New Guinea sideneck) juvenile $65.00
Emydura albertisii (red-bellied sideneck) wild caught $95.00
Emys orbicularis (European pond) wild caught adult. Nice color $125.00
Graptemys kohnii (Mississippi map) juvenile $ 10.00
Graptemys pseudogeographica (false map turtle) juvenile $12.00
Heosemys grandis (giant Asian wood turtle) $55.00
Heosemys spinosa (spiny turtle) $85.00
Kinosternon bauri (striped mud) $5.00
Kinosternon flavescens (yellow mud) juvenile and adults $10.00
Kinosternon subrubrum steindachneri (Florida mud) $20.00
Kinosternon scorpioides (scorpion mud) 4" - 6" $25.00
K. scorpioides cruentatum (red-cheeked mud) adult $30.00
Macroclemys temminckii (alligator snapper) captive bred........................$25.00; Buy 10, price for each one $20.00
Macroclemys temminckii (Alligator Snappers - 3"-4") $50.00
Malaclemys sp. (diamondback terrapin) Inquire for Price
Ocadia sinensis (golden thread turtle) captive bred in 1995 $55.00
Phrynops gibbus (Gibba sideneck turtle) adult $55.00
Platysternon megacephalum (bigheaded turtle $75.00
Pseudemys floridana, (Florida cooter) juvenile -5" $8.00
Pseudemys nelsoni, (Florida red-bellied turtles) juvenile $10.00
Pseudemys floridana peninsularis (peninsula cooters) hatchlings $9.00
Pyxidea mouhotii (keeled box turtle) $40.00
Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima incisa (Central American wood turtles) $40.00
R. pulcherrima (Central American wood turtle) $45.00
R. pulcherrima manni (ornate wood turtle), captive bred in the year 2000 $55.00
Staurotypus salvinii (giant musk turtle) $ 175 and up
Sternotherus carinatus (razorbacked musk) adults................................. $15.00; hatchlings $20.00
Sternotherus odoratus (common musk) $5.00
Trachemys scripta elegans (red-eared sliders) - 4-5" $10.95
T. s. elegans (red-eared sliders) albino...................Inquire for price;
T. s. elegans pastel Price depends on color
T. s. scripta (yellow bellied slider) juvenile $8.00
Trionyx cartilagineus (Southeast Asian softshell) wild caught, 5' $65.00

By advertising what turtles a dealer is breeding, a customer can reserve the turtle with a down payment. These are some of the turtles listed: Graptemys barbouri, Graptemys gibbons, Graptemys nigrinoda delticola, Rhinoclemmys areolata, Geochelone carbonaria island form, and Geochelone pardalis high white form.