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Speckled Cape Tortoise

Homopus signatus (Gmelin 1789)

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Homopus signatus (Speckled Cape Tortoise) is a species of turtles in the family tortoises. It is listed as near threatened by IUCN and in CITES Appendix II. It is found in the Afrotropics. Speckled Cape Tortoise is a herbivore. Individuals can grow to 191.01 g. Speckled Cape Tortoise has sexual reproduction. Reproduction is oviparous and dioecious.

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  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/CITES_II
  • Definition: Appendix II lists species that are not necessarily now threatened with extinction but that may become so unless trade is closely controlled. It also includes so-called "look-alike species", i.e. species whose specimens in trade look like those of species listed for conservation reasons. International trade in specimens of Appendix-II species may be authorized by the granting of an export permit or re-export certificate. No import permit is necessary for these species under CITES (although a permit is needed in some countries that have taken stricter measures than CITES requires). Permits or certificates should only be granted if the relevant authorities are satisfied that certain conditions are met, above all that trade will not be detrimental to the survival of the species in the wild. (See Article IV of the Convention)
  • Source: https://www.speciesplus.net/#/taxon_concepts/3108/legal
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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