Graptemys pseudogeographica (False Map Turtle)

Criteria met:  High volume (globally threatened)

Principal trade term to the EU:  live

Percentage of global trade to the EU:  84%

Principal source:  wild

Top EU importer:  Portugal

Top Trading Partner:  United States

CITES Appendix:  III

IUCN Status:  Near Threatened

EU-reported imports of live Graptemys pseudogeographica by source, all purposes, 2001-2010.

EU imports in 2010 comprised 95,037 live specimens, of which the majority (74%) were wild-sourced, 23% were reported without a source specified and the remainder were captive-bred. The majority of trade was for commercial purposes; the trade reported without a source was also reported without a purpose. The vast majority of the wild-sourced trade was imported directly from the United States, with China exporting all of the captive-bred specimens. The trade reported without a source also originated in the United States (75%) and China (25%).

This species was first listed in CITES Appendix III in June 2006, and in the EU Annexes in April 2008. Imports of live G. pseudogeographica decreased every year 2008-2010. Between 2009 and 2010, while overall imports decreased by 5%, wild-sourced imports increased almost three-fold.