Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Reptilia > Order: Testudines > Family: Emydidae > Genus: Mauremys > Species: Mauremys caspica

Caspian terrapin - Mauremys caspica (Gmelin, 1774)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Black Sea - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Continental - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Mediterranean - Unknown
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 110 are designated for this species
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 1222

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

This species has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
GR1110002 Greece DASOS DADIAS - SOUFLI Map
GR1110006 Greece DELTA EVROU Map
GR1120004 Greece STENA NESTOU Map
GR1130010 Greece LIMNES VISTONIS, ISMARIS - LIMNOTHALASSES PORTO LAGOS, ALYKI PTELEA, XIROLIMNI, KARATZA Map
GR1150001 Greece DELTA NESTOU KAI LIMNOTHALASSES KERAMOTIS KAI NISOS THASOPOULA Map
GR1220009 Greece LIMNES KORONEIAS - VOLVIS, STENA RENTINAS KAI EVRYTERI PERIOCHI Map
GR1220010 Greece DELTA AXIOU - LOUDIA - ALIAKMONA - ALYKI KITROUS Map
GR1260008 Greece TECHNITI LIMNI KERKINIS - OROS KROUSIA Map
GR1260009 Greece KOILADA TIMIOU PRODROMOU-MENOIKION Map
GR1420005 Greece AISTHITIKO DASOS KOILADAS TEMPON Map
GR2110004 Greece AMVRAKIKOS KOLPOS, LIMNOTHALASSA KATAFOURKO KAI KORAKONISIA Map
GR2120005 Greece YGROTOPOS EKVOLON KALAMA KAI NISOS PRASOUDI Map
GR2230001 Greece LIMNOTHALASSA ANTINIOTI (KERKYRA) Map
GR2320001 Greece LIMNOTHALASSA KALOGRIAS, DASOS STROFYLIAS KAI ELOS LAMIAS, ARAXOS Map
GR2420006 Greece SKYROS: OROS KOCHYLAS Map
GR2530002 Greece LIMNI STYMFALIA Map
GR4110006 Greece LIMNOS: LIMNES CHORTAROLIMNI KAI ALYKI, KOLPOS MOUDROU, ELOS DIAPORI KAI CHERSONISOS FAKOS Map
GR4110007 Greece LESVOS: PARAKTIOI YGROTOPOI KOLPOU KALLONIS Map
GR4330006 Greece SOROS - AGKATHI - KEDROS Map
GR1220003 Greece STENA RENTINAS - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI Map
BG0000578 Bulgaria Reka Maritsa Map
GR1260007 Greece ORI VRONTOUS - LAILIAS - EPIMIKES Map
GR4210008 Greece KOS: AKROTIRIO LOUROS - LIMNI PSALIDI - OROS DIKAIOS - ALYKI - PARAKTIA THALASSIA ZONI Map
GR2110001 Greece AMVRAKIKOS KOLPOS, DELTA LOUROU KAI ARACHTHOU (PETRA, MYTIKAS, EVRYTERI PERIOCHI) Map
GR2420004 Greece MEGALO KAI MIKRO LIVARI - DELTA XERIA - YDROCHARES DASOS AG. NIKOLAOU - PARAKTIA THALASSIA ZONI Map
GR4310002 Greece GIOUCHTAS - FARANGI AGIAS EIRINIS Map
GR4120004 Greece IKARIA - FOURNOI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI Map
GR4220020 Greece NISOS MILOS: PROFITIS ILIAS - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI Map
GR1150010 Greece DELTA NESTOU KAI LIMNOTHALASSES KERAMOTIS - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI Map
GR4220012 Greece VOREIA AMORGOS KAI KINAROS, LEVITHA, MAVRA, GLAROS KAI THALASSIA ZONI Map
BG0001007 Bulgaria Strandzha Map
GR2140001 Greece EKVOLES ACHERONTA (APO GLOSSA EOS ALONAKI) KAI STENA ACHERONTA Map
GR4220009 Greece NOTIA SERIFOS Map
GR4340013 Greece NISOI GAVDOS KAI GAVDOPOULA Map
BG0000167 Bulgaria Belasitsa Map
BG0000212 Bulgaria Sakar Map
GR2120001 Greece EKVOLES (DELTA) KALAMA Map
GR4220014 Greece KENTRIKI KAI NOTIA NAXOS: ZAS KAI VIGLA EOS MAVROVOUNI KAI THALASSIA ZONI (ORMOS KARADES - ORMOS MOUTSOUNAS) Map
BG0000217 Bulgaria Zhdreloto na reka Tundzha Map
GR1130009 Greece LIMNES KAI LIMNOTHALASSES TIS THRAKIS - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI Map
GR4110004 Greece LESVOS: KOLPOS KALLONIS KAI CHERSAIA PARAKTIA ZONI Map
CY2000002 Cyprus ALYKOS POTAMOS - AGIOS SOZOMENOS Map
GR4330002 Greece OROS KEDROS Map
GR2330005 Greece THINES KAI PARALIAKO DASOS ZACHAROS, LIMNI KAIAFA, STROFYLIA, KAKOVATOS Map
GR2540001 Greece ORI GIDOVOUNI, CHIONOVOUNI, GAIDOUROVOUNI, KORAKIA, KALOGEROVOUNI, KOULOCHERA KAI PERIOCHI MONEMVASIAS Map
GR4220011 Greece ANATOLIKI KEA Map
GR2510003 Greece AKRONAFPLIA KAI PALAMIDI Map
GR1120005 Greece AISTHITIKO DASOS NESTOU Map
BG0000434 Bulgaria Banska reka Map
GR4220019 Greece TINOS: MYRSINI - AKROTIRIO LIVADA Map
GR1110005 Greece VOUNA EVROU Map
BG0000440 Bulgaria Reka Sokolitsa Map
BG0000513 Bulgaria Voynishki Bakadzhik Map
BG0000198 Bulgaria Sredetska reka Map
GR1110003 Greece TREIS VRYSES Map
BG0000219 Bulgaria Derventski vazvishenia 2 Map
GR4330003 Greece KOURTALIOTIKO FARANGI - MONI PREVELI - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI Map
GR2230002 Greece LIMNOTHALASSA KORISSION (KERKYRA) Map
GR4310004 Greece DYTIKA ASTEROUSIA (APO AGIOFARANGO EOS KOKKINO PYRGO) Map
GR4220001 Greece ANDROS: ORMOS VITALI KAI KENTRIKOS OREINOS OGKOS Map
GR4110005 Greece LESVOS: KOLPOS GERAS, ELOS NTIPI KAI OROS OLYMPOS Map
GR1440001 Greece ASPROPOTAMOS Map
GR2550006 Greece OROS TAYGETOS Map
GR4130001 Greece VOREIA CHIOS KAI NISOI OINOUSSES KAI PARAKTIA THALASSIA ZONI Map
GR1220002 Greece DELTA AXIOU - LOUDIA - ALIAKMONA - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI - AXIOUPOLI Map
GR4330004 Greece PRASSANO FARANGI - PATSOS - SFAKORYAKO REMA - PARALIA RETHYMNOU KAI EKVOLI GEROPOTAMOU, AKR. LIANOS KAVOS - PERIVOLIA Map
BG0000143 Bulgaria Karaagach Map
GR4220018 Greece SYROS: OROS SYRINGAS EOS PARALIA Map
GR4220016 Greece NISOS PAROS: PETALOUDES Map
GR2420001 Greece OROS OCHI - KAMPOS KARYSTOU - POTAMI - AKROTIRIO KAFIREFS - PARAKTIA THALASSIA ZONI Map
GR4110001 Greece LIMNOS: CHORTAROLIMNI - LIMNI ALYKI KAI THALASSIA PERIOCHI Map
BG0001034 Bulgaria Ostar kamak Map
GR2120003 Greece LIMNI LIMNOPOULA Map
GR4340010 Greece DRAPANO (VOREIOANATOLIKES AKTES) - PARALIA GEORGIOUPOLIS - LIMNI KOURNA Map
GR2310001 Greece DELTA ACHELOOU, LIMNOTHALASSA MESOLONGIOU - AITOLIKOU, EKVOLES EVINOU, NISOI ECHINADES, NISOS PETALAS Map
GR4340005 Greece ORMOS SOUGIAS - VARDIA - FARANGI LISSOU MECHRI ANYDROUS KAI PARAKTIA ZONI Map
GR2210002 Greece KOLPOS LAGANA ZAKYNTHOU (AKR. GERAKI - KERI) KAI NISIDES MARATHONISI KAI PELOUZO Map
GR3000003 Greece ETHNIKO PARKO SCHINIA - MARATHONA Map
GR1130006 Greece POTAMOS FILIOURIS Map
CY4000009 Cyprus PERIOCHI SKOULLI Map
GR1110004 Greece FENGARI SAMOTHRAKIS, ANATOLIKES AKTES, VRACHONISSIDA ZOURAFA KAI THALASSIA ZONI Map
GR2550003 Greece NISOI SAPIENTZA KAI SCHIZA, AKROTIRIO AKRITAS Map
BG0001001 Bulgaria Ropotamo Map
GR2540003 Greece EKVOLES EVROTA Map
GR4220010 Greece VOREIODYTIKI KYTHNOS: OROS ATHERAS - AKROTIRIO KEFALOS KAI PARAKTIA ZONI Map
BG0001032 Bulgaria Rodopi - Iztochni Map
GR4220008 Greece SIFNOS: PROFITIS ILIAS MECHRI DYTIKES AKTES KAI THALASSIA PERIOCHI Map
GR4210006 Greece RODOS: PROFITIS ILIAS - EPTA PIGES – PETALOUDES - REMATA Map
GR2550004 Greece LIMNOTHALASSA PYLOU (DIVARI) KAI NISOS SFAKTIRIA, AGIOS DIMITRIOS Map
GR1270002 Greece OROS ITAMOS - SITHONIA Map
GR2440003 Greece FARANGI GORGOPOTAMOU Map
GR4210005 Greece RODOS: AKRAMYTIS, ARMENISTIS, ATTAVYROS, REMATA KAI THALASSIA ZONI (KARAVOLA-ORMOS GLYFADA) Map
GR1110007 Greece DELTA EVROU KAI DYTIKOS VRACHIONAS Map
GR1260001 Greece LIMNI KERKINI - KROUSIA - KORYFES OROUS BELES, ANGISTRO - CHAROPO Map
GR1250004 Greece ALYKI KITROUS - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI Map
GR2540002 Greece PERIOCHI NEAPOLIS KAI NISOS ELAFONISOS Map
GR4340006 Greece LIMNI AGIAS - PLATANIAS - REMA KAI EKVOLI KERITI - KOILADA FASA Map
BG0000218 Bulgaria Derventski vazvishenia 1 Map
BG0001023 Bulgaria Rupite - Strumeshnitsa Map
ES6130017 Spain Alto Guadiato Map
GR4220028 Greece ANDROS: KENTRIKO KAI NOTIO TMIMA, GYRO NISIDES KAI PARAKTIA THALASSIA ZONI Map
GR4220029 Greece SERIFOS: PARAKTIA ZONI KAI NISIDES SERIFOPOULA, PIPERI KAI VOUS Map
GR4220030 Greece DYTIKI MILOS, ANTIMILOS, POLYAIGOS KAI NISIDES Map
GR3000016 Greece YGROTOPOS SCHINIA Map
GR1110012 Greece SAMOTHRAKI: OROS FENGARI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI Map
GR1230005 Greece PERIOCHI ELOUS ARTZAN Map
GR2420012 Greece OROS OCHI, PARAKTIA ZONI KAI NISIDES Map
GR4220032 Greece VOREIA SYROS KAI NISIDES Map
GR4220031 Greece VOREIOANATOLIKI TINOS KAI NISIDES Map
GR4130003 Greece VOREIA CHIOS Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Caspian terrapin English Gasc J.P. and al.
Émyde caspienne French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Galápago oriental Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Kaspische beekschildpad Dutch EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Kaspische Wasserschildkröte German Gasc J.P. and al.
Kaspische Wasserschildkrötte German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Kaspisk sumpskildpad Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Stripe-necked Terrapin English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Testuggine del Caspio Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Synonym Author
Clemmys caspica Wagler, 1830
Testudo caspica Gmelin, 1774
Emys caspica Rüppel, 1831
Emys grayi Günther, 1869

Other resources

Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information

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Region From Until Justification Activity Impact
Bulgaria 2011-03-15 2013-03-15 The permit allows 50 individuals from each species to be caught. Capture No impact
Bulgaria 2011-03-15 2013-03-15 The permit allows 50 individuals from each species to be caught. Temporary keeping in captivity of 15% of each species from permitted catch for not more than 2 moths. No impact
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